Our house maid making banku for us to eat with the cow tongue soup she made for us. We spent the day at market in Teshie gathering what she needed to prepare the meal. Most of the time I did my own cooking, but house guests of Dr. Ablorh invited me to eat with them one evening. ui This is how the African women carried their children, from infancy often up to 3 years of age. This grandmother came to clinic with her grandchildren.AThe fruit stand just outside the hospital where I bought fresh fruit every day. With help from the merchant I finally figured out Ghana CD’s. The money was confusing because they have recently converted to a new currency, but the old is still circulating and being used sometimes. The Manna Mission Hospital, including a maternity ward, a pediatric ward, women’s and men’s wards. This is where we held clinic also. X-rays and sonograms were done in a room off the back of this building. The pharmacy was also here. There is no air-conditioning here, but large ceiling fans that worked most of the time and made it tolerable. Lunch is available at the Canteen behind the hospital.
A newborn wrapped in the cloth brought by his mother. Each mom brings their own cloth, both for themselves during delivery and for the newborn baby. They are often bright and colorful. This is just moments after delivery. Manna Mission Academy is also on this compound. On Fridays, the children all wear a uniform made out of the traditional Manna Mission fabric. Many of the hospital workers also wear dresses or pant suits made from this fabric. These are rolls of the cow skin that went in our soup one evening. This is the outpatient department in the hospital, where I worked part of the time dressing wounds, starting IV’s, assessing patients, etc.