We arrived in Nueva Armenia after two hours of jolting around on the bad roads and 4 stops to deliver Influenza vaccine, syringes and sharps containers to clinics along the way. What a welcome. The heads of many of the communities, and the health committee greeted us and treated us to a lunch of fried chicken. Beats Kentucky fried. and an air of excitement around the future of the clinic. There were speeches of gratitude
Unfortunately the consensus was that they would open the clinic when the dormitory was finished. That might not be for a year or two. After considering “my role” and “rights” to have an opinion I suggested we open the clinic now. A beautiful facility, lots of room, but a change in the original thinking and plan. Some dissension, but lots of support. The clinic is pretty much done and ready to go. More discussion will have to happen.