|St. Theresa Catholic Church, Isohe|
|St. Theresa Catholic Hospital, Isohe|
The principal purpose of our visit this time was for Dr. Will Stallings to see St. Theresa Hospital and meet the doctor who works there. On Tuesday morning Sr. Theresa Denis Aywok, Sister of the Sacred Heart and administrator of the hospital, and Dr. Brian B. Madison, the Sudanese doctor who works there, gave us a complete tour of the facility.
|Left to Right: Dr. William Stallings, Sr. Theresa Denis Aywok, Dr. Brian B. Madison.|
A big part of the hospital’s work has to do with pregnancy and maternity cases. St. Theresa’s offers prenatal care and deals with many cases of complicated child birth. These cases sometimes have to do with the youth and petite body structure of mothers, as well weakness caused by insufficient malnutrition. Many cases requiring cesarean birth have to be referred to a hospital in Uganda, about five hours away. The hope is that with the completion of the surgical component, some of those cases will be able to be treated locally.
|Betty (standing, left), one of the midwives, with a patient.|
|Checking body weight of children in danger of malnutrition.|
|Once only able to crawl, now she can walk.|