THUNDER BAY – Special to NNL – Recently someone close to the Cuban situation told me that Cuba is at a critical place in it’s history. The Cuban government has told the Ministry of Health to cut back 12% on an already bare bones budget.
And so we find ourselves dealing with a health care system that has circled the wagons in order to try and protect it’s reputation as one of the world’s best. In times of trouble, if you really love someone, you will stick with them even when they say they want to be left alone. I believe that MEMO is involved in Cuba “For such a time as this.”
And so our visit to Cuba last week was challenging, but important progress was made as well.
We constantly asked, ” How can we help?”
Dr. Tim Wollin, an assistant professor of Urology from Alberta, met with urologists from the western city of Sagua and was able to give them the instruments necessary for doing Prostate Surgery through a scope. A huge blessing for older men. Dr Tim confirmed that the prostate surgery program he set up at Placetas hospital a year ago is going very well under Dr Luis Enrique.
St.Joseph’s wound care nurse Lori Owens, met with the Provincial Director of Nurses and together they are setting up a much simplified colour coded method of matching the many kinds
of dressings to the appropriate wound.
Dr Jane Taylor, Professor Emerita of Kinestheology at Lakehead University., talked to the Provincial head of Rehabilitation and began a relationship for further collaboration.
Dr Aurora has asked us to get a repair part to her urgently, for the mammography machine. If you, or someone you know, is going to Varedaro as a tourist they can take this small part for her. Call me at 807-346-8170.
On the home front, we are ready to send container #47 full of beds and wheelchairs etc. on Saturday November 24th beginning at 9 a.m. from our 258 VAN HORNE WAREHOUSE.
If you live in the Thunder Bay area, put on your woolies, and come out for all, or part of the day. You will have fun and be blessed.
We are still having wheelchair repair and inventory sessions at our warehouses. If you want to do something worthwhile with your time, call me at 346 8170.
We are waiting for final authorization to ship the Mobile Breast Screening Clinic. Pray.
MEMO Cuba is strategically placed to make a difference in Villa Clara ” FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.”
Thanks for being interested and involved.