A typical week with lots of unexpected happenings; so last Sunday Graham found himself in Gizo, having jumped into a canoe with 10 minutes notice. He has been asked to go as an expert witness in an alleged rape case in the absence of Dr Dina who did the original report. In the event he was not allowed by the court to testify, so he flew back on Wednesday, having used the opportunity to make contacts at the new hospital in Gizo. He spent Friday teaching all day at the College of Nursing.
Jenny found herself on the academic board of the college which met for the first time to approve the passing of the first intake of diploma students. They are due to graduate on 16th April – the anniversary of the opening ceremony. It was interesting to hear how the students (mainly nurse aides) had struggled initially with the academic load, but improved with each year. We discussed the need for “bridging courses” in English and mathematics for future students.
Drs Dina & Zotei return this weekend with two of their children, having left their eldest for schooling in India. Dr Aleziru is due to leave when they return but it has been a pleasure to work with him. We wish him well as he persues his career.