Going to the clinic, I had in my head pictures I had seen from my friends who went on missions trips to help orphans, where all the kids were happy and playing. The clinic was nothing like that. Although the nurses were really nice, I guess nobody is ever happy about being sick and having to go to a clinic.
The clinic is a neat, clean room in a building on a church property right outside the Msisi Compound, one of the worst and largest shanty towns in Lusaka. The first half hour was a little slow, but soon the moms and their children started to come in. There were cases of ringworm and cough, but those were easily treated with medicine they could take home. The malnourished kids were handled differently.Read more