There was this last weekend a mass immunization going on in Uganda. It was for all children from 0 till 5 years old. They gave polio to all those children and measles to the children from 1-5 years old. They gave quite some publicity to the action and there were various places where you could go with the children. Our local counselor 1 (like a village chief) came to warn us, to take the children to immunize. It was busy, so I thought maybe tomorrow!! Then I read in the newspaper that some parents were arrested because they didn't want to take their children for immunization! I remember that I thought, I better not forget........ And yes, I forgot. Monday was the last day and I was busy and when I was somewhere in town, I heard a car going around with a big speaker on it, telling the people that this was their last call to come for immunization. So I drove home and rounded all the children up within 0-5 year range and of course the staff to come and help me, it was quite an exodus!
And here we sit, we had 12 children with us. We were waiting under the mango tree for our turn.