In February a team from Christ Community Church in Omaha, Nebraska came out to help us with three days of medical outreach to two villages. We saw HUNDREDS of people. It was amazing and overwhelming. On one day we (five providers...three docs and two nurse practitioners) saw over 400 patients.
We set up shop in a school and saw patients all together in one room. Privacy laws in Mali aren't quite the same as in the States.
In one village we had no school house so we did clinic under a tree.
At the end of the day families packed up in their kids and headed home. Who needs a four wheel drive when you can have a donkey cart. These are everywhere and you actually have to be careful not to run into them. They roll up and down the highway (I use the term loosely) along with the cars and trucks.