Written by Brittany Leitch

Share the Love | Dr. Baitani & Dr. Barr Arrive!

On Monday (today!), Dr. Jessica Baitani returned to COSAD Clinic after being away for six months. Arriving with her was several new pieces of equipment for the clinic, including a portable ultrasound machine! Returning clients were thrilled to see Dr. Baitani back in Bukoba, and many other clients came to see her for the first time today.

It was Dr. Brant Barr’s very first day working at COSAD Clinic. He was warmly received, easing into the culture effortlessly. Dr. Barr is an OBGYN who has practiced in the US for more than 30 years, and has done remarkable medical volunteer work in South Africa and other international locations. We are incredibly lucky to have him in Bukoba, where it is difficult to find specialists for women’s health. Within the first hour, Dr. Barr had the new ultrasound machine set up, and was beginning to see clients.

The COSAD Clinic team – almost complete! We will welcome Ms.Victoria Kiwanuka (International Volunteer RN) back to the clinic this week!
Dr. Barr taking a rest after arranging his office :)
Dr. Baitani settling into her office.
Getting a super-fast tour of the clinic before starting work!
Setting up the ultrasound machine…

Ending the day: Clinic Officer Gerald and Laboratory Technician Egbert going through appointments for Tuesday before closing time.  

Written by Brittany Leitch

Share the Love | Partners’ Support | OWOG

A HUGE thank you to our most recent partners who have donated a total of 22 goats: Edina Covenant Church, Jennie-O Research & Development Dept, and GCN Volunteers.  

Pictured, are 11 of the 22 goats arriving to the farm this week.  The dairy goats for the OWOG program can be very difficult to find, and all are purchased from breeders outside of Bukoba.  Some of these goats will be staying at the goat farm for breeding & supporting the participating communities, and others will be awarded to the new participants of the OWOG program in Kagondo village in June. Stay turned to see how their new lives unfold in Bukoba!!

Edina Covenant Church donated the last 10 goats that were given in Kitwe Village, and all are doing very well!

Once they get their ID tags, two of the goats will be the talk of the farm, earning names of Sam & Nella thanks to their donors from Jennie-O’s R&D Department.
Next month, ten goats will go to ten women in Kagondo Village with on-the-ground help from a group of GCN volunteers from a Minnesota high school.  Though every OWOG program expansion is exciting, having our partners in the community as it happens will be a wonderful experience for everyone involved!

Thank you, again, to our fantastic, fun and generous partners who are #sharingthelove with us.