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July 2022 Update from IHP

Jesse Kitundu writing and Charles Powell writing about the same baby:

Jesse: A 4-month-old female was brought to our clinic a week ago having been referred to us. Today she was brought for follow-up after a week of treatment. She has no fever and is eating well and has had no complications other than the peeling of her skin.

Charles: This is scalded skin syndrome, caused usually by Staph aureus infection. It happens that this was hospital acquired, during a 10-day hospitalization at another facility. Since Dr. Kitundu began treatment, the baby is improving and gaining weight.

This is why we need our own ward at Zinga... This is why we wash our hands!

Paula and Denny writing:

Your responses to the Christmas in July Challenge grant to provide solar electricity for the campus at Zinga are coming in and we’re very pleased about that. The original time limit was through August, but we’re going to have to push to meet that. We have only $1,300 so far towards the $25,000. Can you make this happen? Will you?

All checks for whatever category should be addressed to:

Duane Quanbeck, Treasurer, IHP

2420 N. 6th Ave. East

Newton, IA. 50208-2651

Or, go to our website, and click on Donate

Or, call Duane at 641-831-9170 to put it on your credit or debit card.

Thank you.

Den and I are starting to make plans to return to Zinga in March. We have about five medical students and a resident from the different Mayo Medical Schools asking for a rotation. Hopefully, Covid will be very much under control then and travel will be safe for us.

Members of my extended family and friends are planning a mission trip for 2024. We’re hoping that some church teams that have had to go on hold since Covid struck can again start planning. We’re looking forward to resuming the schedule of hosting in Tanzania and fundraising the rest of the year. The need continues. The desire to help others is deep within most of us, and this is an opportunity to act, to do, and to make a difference.

Planning starts with prayer and asking God for direction.

Thinking leads to planning.

Planning leads to action.

Actions change the world and make it a better place.

Serving others leads to a sense of satisfaction.

Happiness is knowing your life has mattered.

Blessings and gratitude,

Paula and Denny

Kenny George writing:

Hello IHP friends and family,

We dearly hope that you are doing well. We are still working to provide the best healthcare services to our people.

I recently attended Sahill Shabani, an 8-month-old baby who presented with a rash in the armpit which was pustular in nature and also distributed on the chin where it was for 2 weeks. The child is still breastfeeding only.

The child was treated for impetigo and was kept on mupirocin cream and will return for a follow up after 2 weeks.

Selemani Shabani writing:

Hello IHP family ,

This is the time again for us to give you the update of what is happening here in our family, especially in Zinga Bagamoyo.

On the construction and maintenance side we don't have much going on right now.

A few weeks ago, we repaired our big generator and now it is working very well.

Thanks to you donors, for sending us money to buy the spare parts and to pay for the labor charge. It is you who have brought back the generator to make our work possible when the national grid fails.

Secondly, we are clearing the grass all around our property, about 2 meters (6 ½ feet) from our boundaries, this is to help stop the fires in case it happens again as it has in past years

So, we would not be able to do all of these things without you IHP DONORS. We really appreciate the love you have been providing to this project here in Zinga/Bagamoyo-Tanzania. THANK YOU SO MUCH , MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL. AND LET'S KEEP DOING THIS WORK TOGETHER WITH ALL OF OUR HEARTS. Sele


Paula Lofstrom Managing Director International Health Partners, US & Tz Pray, believing.Act on your faith and go forward. God is always with you. Love is always the answer.

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