Amecet n'ainapakin (Shelter of Peace) is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)in Soroti, Uganda. We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police. In this blog we want to share with you our stories, our pictures, our needs and blessings!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Too much malaria and a new Rose.

We have never have so much malaria as we have (had, I hope) now. I think. At this moment at least 10 staff members have malaria and are undergoing malaria treatment. Most of them were able to do their work, even they were under the treatment. I was the only one who was out for almost 4 days! I was too sick, this time, to be able to work, but now I completed the medication and I am feeling much better. Even among the children, several of them have malaria. We have screens, mosquito nets around all the beds, we sprayed even the whole house last week and still... malaria. I hope we have had the worse, but I am thankful to the staff, that they saw the children and continued to care for them in spite of their own struggles.
Today a new baby was brought to Amecet, her name is Rose and she was 2 days old. Her mother never came out of the anaesthetics used by the Cesarean operation. The baby is huge, when you compare her with our other little one's.
Her weight is 3.8 kg, we have never such a big baby's! But the father had taken the body back to the village to bury and the rest from the family didn't know what to do with the baby, so they came to ask for help. After the burial (which will be tomorrow) they will have a clan meeting to decide together where the little Rose will go and who will care for her. So until then, she will be safe with us in Amecet. Here is Florence holding Rose (in the pink cloth) and Rachael, who came in Amecet one week ago. Rachael is doing well, she is over the 2 kg now, and almost 1 month old! You see what a difference between those two little ladies!

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