Ghana: Preaching About Polio
Story From a STOP Team Volunteer in the Field
Finally, I am on the Internet, and it is really working well for the first time since I've been here. It's the rainy season, and the storms caused power blackouts. No power today until 4:00 p.m.
Right now I'm in Wa, the Upper West Region. I have been out in some extremely remote villages not too far from Burkina Faso. We went to Hamile, which is on the border, and I sort of made a border guard angry by not asking for permission to take a photo. We have been visiting all the clinics and I've been asking, and preaching, about AFP. Looking around, I can see they really do mobilize and do an excellent job during their NIDs (National Immunization Days). I'm impressed with their hand-drawn maps showing where to go and give the two drops of polio vaccine.
"You are welcome," is the standard greeting. I'm truly happy to be out preaching the message. I'm getting so that I am wishing that I could extend and keep on doing what I'm doing.