At 0545 we arrived. The police checkpoints were in place - a good sign. Only those potential patients who had been pre-screened and selected by 11 Congolese hospitals and medical centres were to be let in. This would make our job of maintaining security within the screening site far easier throughout the day.
|Potential patients and caregivers waiting patiently and hopefully outside the selection site|
|Potential patients dressed in their best clothes waiting to be screened|
|Myriam in the "maillot jaune" - what a super heroine!|
|A potential maxillofacial surgery patient|
|Fellow Australian, Rinnah Fry, was part of the screening team|
|A beautiful Congolese girl who will grow up without a cleft lip|
|Very happy Papa!|
|The Brazzaville Screening Team|
The statistics from the day: 522 potential patients through the gates, of which 294 were scheduled for Surgeon Screening in Pointe-Noire and hopefully surgery onboard.
|Exit Gate Security|