March 25, 2015

Arrival in Vanuatu

Arrived in Port Vila this evening late, ops team is busy working on logistics for our deployment tomorrow. Plan as it stands is to head to Ambrym in the morning and be part of a 2 physician mobile unit that travels around by boat to outlying villages and island to provide basic medical care, assess drinking water reserves and help treat ongoing diarrheal illness. I'll be landing in Utei and going to N.Ambrym, the island of Paama and others.  Initial assessment is that the combo of a recent volcanic eruption coupled with the hurricane has left much of the drinking water contaminated. I may actually have internet at times so home to sneak off a view photos to instagram
Until then...