2018 Piol Trip Blog

  • Reunited in Juba
    February 16, 2018 - On Wednesday February 14, Bol Aweng and Steve Walker met Jok Dau in Juba South Sudan to begin a two-week trip to assess the new professional medical services provided at the Buckeye Clinic. Meetings were held in the federal capitol, Juba with our implementing partner, the John Dau Foundation, IMA World Health, the implementing partner ... Read more
  • Journey to Bor Town & Piol
    February 19, 2018 - Jok Dau returned to South Sudan in 2013 and has not returned to the U.S. since. It was a great moment for Bol and Steve to see him in the airport. As they traveled in Juba almost everywhere they went they saw someone they had not seen since 2001 in Kakuma Refugee Camp. Memories were ... Read more
  • Staying in Piol and Visiting the Clinic
    February 24, 2018 - On Tuesday February 20, Steve, Bol, Jok, and Bol’s father attended a community meeting in the village. Many items were discussed at this meeting, attended by 300 people from the village. Yesterday Amar, the nurse midwife, delivered a healthy baby boy, 5 pounds, 2 ounces. Steve was in the village at the time of the birth ... Read more
  • Return Trip to Juba
    February 25, 2018 - We had air conditioning last night and had to sleep with sheets and covers. A little different than the 90 degree evenings in Piol. Also NO MOSQUITOES!!!!! Thank God for anti malaria medication. The three hour trip from Piol to Bor by car, the “road” is really bumpy. My step counter counted over 10,000 “steps” (really ... Read more
  • Back to Work in Juba
    February 26, 2018 - There is a light rain in Juba this morning. What a surprise! Garden Resort Hotel, the same place we have stayed on the last two trips. We were greeted by our favorite waitress Rosemary, who had a wonderful smile and treated us very well.. That helped because the service was really slow. We even joked ... Read more
  • Another Productive Day in Juba
    February 26, 2018 - We have had a full and productive day of meetings today including the Jonglei State Minister of Health, the MP (Member of Parliament) for Twic East County, a doctor from the Juba Teaching Hospital who is from the Twic East community and a good friend of the State and Federal Ministers of Health, and the ... Read more