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Working with AIDS orphans.

I enjoy reading personal experience articles in Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand and so I particularly appreciated the December/January 2006/2007 issue which contained contributions from nurses who have volunteered in third-world settings (Volunteering in Mozambique, p15; Making a difference in the developing world, p16-17; and Working among the poorest of the poor, p23-25). These articles were even more meaningful for me as I had just returned from several weeks working with Aids orphans at Watoto in Kampala City, Uganda. The orphanage is run by the Kampala Pentecostal Church. We, ie my three adult children, my husband and I, made this a family trip and spent the time running a holiday programme and building in the villages that house 1000 children.

While my nursing input was restricted to running a first aid course, it was a very satisfying time and within the capability of any Kiwi nurse (and family) who wants to benefit others while gaining a special experience. If any readers are interested in more information they can email me at: tcalvert@ihug.co.nz.

Christine Calvert (RH), Auckland
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Title Annotation:LETTERS
Author:Calvert, Christine
Publication:Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Apr 1, 2007
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