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2015 Medical Team

Today is the day the medical team sets off for Eagles Wings in Zambia. We leave Brisbane Airport this afternoon for the long haul flight to Ndola (Brisbane - Perth - Johannesburg - Ndola). There are eleven of us in the team ranging from doctors down to handy helpers. I'm not a medical person, so I am a helper. We will be in Ndola for three weeks looking after the Eagles Wings children and staff as well as the local community. We will spend more time with the local community. We will also be setting up a mini medical expo to help educate with hygiene, nutrition, back care and this year we have a mid-wife to help with child birth education. Over the next couple off weeks I hope to bring you the stories of the people who make up this team as well as some stories what happens in the clinic each day (minus the gory bits).

This is my first time to Zambia. I have been involved with Eagles Wings for several years, blogging for Challenge For Change. The computer gremlins have merged all my previous blogs with all the other bloggers as SuperUser. What grand name. So to start afresh, a new adventure, new beginnings and new stories to tell.

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PS: Keep an eye on the Eagles Wings Facebook page for photos.

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