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Monday, February 08, 2010

Benin Field Service

Sorry, we are playing a bit of catch up at the moment with the blog after the Christmas season and travels to the UK. Here are the stat's from our last field service. It is great to see what God achieved during our time there. 996 reconstructive and plastic surgeries; 185 cleft lip and palate repairs; 1161 general surgeries; 2 local surgeons trained;
3,521 cataracts removed; 570 other eye surgeries (pterygia and stabismus); 2 local eye surgeons trained; 33,851 eye evaluations and other treatments; 7,083 pairs of sunglasses distributed; 5,689 pairs of reading glasses distributed;
18 community eye field workers trained;
154 obstetric fistulas repaired; 4 local surgeons trained in fistula repair;
231 Orthopedic operations
10,175 dental patients seen; 794 dental hygiene patients; 13,174 oral health education; 25 oral health teachers trained; 2 dental assistants trained;
28 patients received palliative home care; 6 Burkitt's Lymphoma patients received palliative support; 19 families trained in wound care;
10 agricultural staff trained; 23 local agricultural trainees; 1 hostel constructed for agricultural college; 19 mental health workers trained; 119 church & community leaders trained in mental health; 50 prison officers and workers trained in mental health; 2 church leaders conferences attended by 602 attendants; and 12,000 people watched the Jesus Film and many made a commitment to Christ.
We pray that God's name will be glorified in Benin. Please pray for our up and coming field service in Togo for the next 6 months.

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