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Read some of the Waddell's newsletters:     Sept 04    Oct 04    March 05    Oct 05    Nov 05   Dec 05     March 06    July 06

 

To read about the latest birds spotted in Mwandi, which is famous for it's birds, click here.

 

For a list of visitors in 2006 click here.

 

Latest News

 

September 22nd 06: Website launched

Thank you to Dave Wong for all his hard work!

 

September 21st 06: The Vice President of Zambia visits Mwandi

The honorable Vice President of Zambia, Lupando Mwapi, visited Mwandi as part of his election campaign. Security was high as he ate lunch at Simba House with his 50+ strong entourage.

 

 

 

August 29th 06: THE CAR ARRIVES!

After a wait of over 4 months, Keith and Ida's car finally arrives at Mwandi. The secondhand Toyota Landcruiser means that shopping is now a lot easier.

 

 

 

August 26th 06: DAN & PAULA'S WEDDING

Congratulations to Dan and Paula who got married in a traditional Lozi ceremony on the morning of Saturday 26th. The couple met about four years ago and have been running the i to i volunteers since then. The Reverend Banda officiated and the reception (complete with Scottish dancing!) was held on the Simba lawn and was attended by Chief Inyambo Yeta.

 

 

August 06: A WORKING CD4 COUNTER

The CD4 counter at the hospital, which has been broken for the past few months, has finally been returned. This counts the CD4 white blood cells in the body, an indicator of the efficiency of the immune system. Since it's been fixed, there's been an influx of HIV+ people coming to be tested, with many more being placed on Antiretroviral drugs.

 

August 06: A DOCTOR!!!

For the past couple of months the hospital has been functioning without a doctor. However, after visiting Mwandi a Congolese Doctor, Dr. John Mangala, has agreed to come and work here. No starting date has been set, but we hope that he'll be able to begin soon.