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Baluba Clinic

July 15, 2019 / OMNI / 2019 Mission Trip

Baluba: our fifth clinic By Jane Lillian Vance In Zambia’s distant Northwestern province, both the Lunda and Luvale tribespeople of the Congo find an easily porous border in the bushlands between their country and Zambia. The Congolese come south to buy mealie meal, which is ground white maize, which boiled, makes the Zambian national food, […]

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17-Mile Village

July 15, 2019 / OMNI / 2019 Mission Trip

17-Mile Village: our fifth clinic By Jane Lillian Vance I. The Journey When OMNI leader Karen Throckmorton clinks her fork to her water glass at the breakfast table, and Chief of OMNI Security Derrick Kalinda stands up to speak, the team knows that we are in The Situation Room. Derrick with his amazing subwoofer voice […]

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Macenzie: the fourth clinic

July 13, 2019 / OMNI / 2019 Mission Trip

Formerly, Macenzie was known as the Village of Wild Pigs, until, a few years back, the government enacted an eradication. The hunted pigs had been piggy-backing various diseases, infecting people. Now, the red-dry Macenzie earth is trodden by thin goats, poorly feathered ducks, and sun-baked toddlers. This is a place of dry cracked lips on […]

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3rd Clinic: Mansansa

July 11, 2019 / OMNI / 2019 Mission Trip

Further afield than our two previous clinics, near the Congo border, our driver had to stop on the turns into Mansansa to be sure the rutted path wasn’t going to tip our tired bus on its side. Except for the bald dirt along which we lurched, the territory here feels impenetrable: tangled dry brush, camel-colored […]

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Clarius Portable Ultrasound

July 9, 2019 / OMNI / 2019 Mission Trip

Monday 7/8/19:  I wasn’t sure how utilized the Clarius handheld ultrasound was going to be on the first day of the Zambian mission trip, until it was used by me, and requested by two other medical physicians, one an internist and the other an ob/gyn.  It wasn’t long before I was confirming normal live intrauterine […]

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2nd Clinic: Kasongo

July 9, 2019 / OMNI / 2019 Mission Trip

Kasongo: the second clinic Less than 10 kilometers from yesterday’s clinic is the rural farming community of Kasongo, where families hack the ground to grow maize, groundnut (peanuts), cassava, beans, sorghum, millet, peas, and sweet potatoes. Also, there is one dairy farmer. Walking barefoot with his diminutive switch, he vaguely directs his testy herd of […]

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First Clinic: George Compound

July 9, 2019 / OMNI / 2019 Mission Trip

After two and a half days of travel, the 2019 OMNI Medical Mission Team sends you grateful greetings and love from our comfortable base in Ndola, Zambia! I began this writing to you at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, before the team gathered in half an hour for our first breakfast together. We are 18 doctors, […]

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Journey to the OMNI School

July 7, 2019 / OMNI / 2019 Mission Trip

Update from Jane Lillian Vance The 2019 Medical Mission Team team left from Washington D.C on Friday, July 5th. On the long travel to Zambia, the team stops overnight in Johannesburg, South Africa, and bonds over dinner. Dr. Henry Maicki, retired OB-GYN doc from Michigan celebrated his 81st birthday with us and gave an inspirational […]

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Loading Duffel Bags for 2019 Mission Trip

July 4, 2019 / OMNI / 2019 Mission Trip

Getting the duffel bags and trailer ready for our 2019 Mission Trip to Ndola, Zambia. The first stage of preparation is getting all of the duffel bags ready for the 2019 Mission Trip. We organize each bag and weigh it carefully for our luggage allotment on the airplane. Thanks again to ShurTech Brands, LLC for […]

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The 2019 OMNI Medical Mission Trip

July 2, 2019 / OMNI / 2019 Mission Trip

The 2019 OMNI Medical Mission Trip will be beginning this week. The staff at the OMNI school is busy preparing for the trip. You can get all the information here on the OMNI website or the OMNI Facebook page. You can subscribe to our email list on Feedburner: http://omnimissions.com/site/omni-news-email-subscription/ More to come this weekend.

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