We are thankful for the inspiration and encouragement of this project by our friend Dr Richard Shalangwa, Chief of the Minembwe Regional Health District, and our partnership with the Minembwe General Hospital.
A special note of gratitude is offered to Monusco and to Armand Forster, Officer in Charge of Civil Affairs, Uvira, DRC, for assistance with passage to and from Minembwe for the team, and for the cargo containing medical and educational supplies.
Dr. Tim and Dr. Bertin worked tirelessly to accomplish an incredible program of professional lectures and practical trainings. Most importantly, Dr.Tim and Dr. Bertin examined and brought physical care and relief to almost 700 people who were in great need and without resources.
Our translator Thomas Binigana faithfully served in many roles that helped with the success of the entire program.
The team that accompanied Dr. Tim also worked diligently at three different two-day clinics, all of which were in remote villages. The team were organized and professional, but also offered the local population a more important element, that of personal care and love. The same team also taught a five-day English Camp, as well as five days of afternoon English classes for youth and adults.
Kisombe is in the background up on the hill.
We want to express how much we were all touched by the graciousness and grateful response from the local community.
It is a honor and a blessing to represent UEMI while serving in Minembwe.
Michael and Lisa Moore
Report & Evaluation of UEMI Medical Program
Submitted by Lisa Moore
The team from USA