Susie has been the only doc in the under 5s for almost all of our time here. There are 2 excellent "screeners" who see and are able to take care of many children, only referring the sickest to Susie to evaluate. Some of these children can be treated as outpatients but many need to be admitted, usually urgently, for antimalarial treatment, transfusion, malnutrition, or severe measles.
Below is the exam room with the lead screener, Abdou, in the foreground and Susie in back.
So far, Susie has admitted 138 children, averaging around 10 for each clinic day. Of those, 16 died. Each morning from around 8 to 10 AM, she rounds in the hospital on about 15 to 20 of her patients.
We have been blessed to have excellent translators who help us in the hospital as well as the clinics. Below are Dave's translator Dada on the left (with pink "puffy" down coat since it was "only" 75 degrees!!) and Susie's translator, Usmane.