So finally given so many varied hurdles Lesley and Joanna are back safely at Gossner. The awful cholera outbreak was clearly the main reason for not being here any earlier and it is good to find that it is easing though there are still many issues around it to be worked through. Our departure was rendered a bit nerve wracking given the extraordinary blast of extreme winter conditions that struck the UK generally. But we made it!
We discovered just as we were leaving that our arrival coincided with a 3 day holiday period and we are very grateful to our colleagues from UTH who agreed to meet us despite this so we were able to confirm the practicalities for the training starting next week.
We do seem to have exchanged the heavy snow for some dramatic rain and thunder which as always has knock on effects on power and internet connection (hence delayed posting!) but everything is looking very green and lush. We are also delighted to announce the publication of the first collaborative article about our work in The Health Press. Zambia.