Dental Care: An Unexpected Event
Averaging 50 patients per month, tooth pulling is by far Africa Surgery’s most far reaching program, helping more people than any other program. Our activities were slowed down in late December, when Ernest Amadu Tarawalie, the team member who heads the program, was involved in a motorcycle accident. He ended up in the hospital for two months, with a badly fractured leg. Ernest probably owes his life to Africa Surgery’s requirement that he always wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle. Unable to transport patients on his motorcycle, Ernest has been working from his hospital bed, using our resources and his phone to have patients with dental problems taken to a government hospital via public transport.