An dear friend and expert medic from CT sent this article about medics working out of the back of their Stryker vehicle to help injured and sick civilians in Sadr City. I remember what a challenge it was to treat burns even with all the resources of the Air Force Theater Hospital, so yet again I am amazed at the skill and industry of medics.
Of course we can't be there forever to provide emergency health care. Every life saved is precious, but the main goal has to be building up the civilian health care infrastructure of Iraq. Friends at Severus Worldwide are doing all they can to shore up Iraqi health care, one clinic at a time. J. at Severus told me that not only are they seeing some donations and progress, he also has trips scheduled to speak with Iraqi's and Americans to put those donations into action soon. You can read more at the Severus Website.
It's been a busy week what with operations, re-certification, and courses. I'm glad to see Friday here. I've got my first day off in two weeks tomorrow.