In my previous article I discussed the reality of treating the Maidi people. I believe we certainly had an impact in specific areas but in others it was a lot more challenging. Here I will discuss how I think we helped and what I think needs to be done for the future.
Dealing with the Challenges
The Over-Prescription of Pills
The over-prescription of pills was evident through my very first interaction with the villages: “do you have any pills?”. Through my days treating I would say to every person that walked through “pills cannot fix this, only exercise can”. It became a mantra in the outpost – anyone that spoke reasonable English would help me by translating this phrase over and over again. [Read more…]