We just completed a three day free medical mission at St. Thomas Clinic in Port Harcourt.
At the Dedication Service for Graceland Hospital in Gusau, with Archbishop Ali Lamido, Bishop John Danbinta, several other Bishops from northern Nigeria and a representative of the Emir ( leader of the Muslim community).
Elizabeth makes for our first case on the "RURAL DOCTOR".
She is 25, an orphan whose parents passed away some 5years ago leaving her with four younger ones who depend on her for their livelihood as a newborn would his mother's breast.
Two weeks back, she was brought to the facility from one of the rural areas in Kaduna state with complains of difficulty in breathing, cough, dizziness and abdominal pain. Exam showed she was pale, fast breathing, generalized lymph node swelling, high fever persistently; had a massive spleen of about 20cm from the left costal border