Togo Health

My Togo Friends have Malaria or Paludisme

My Togo Friends have Malaria or Paludisme
Lome, Togo West Africa

Paludisme is the French word for Malaria, NOT Malaria.
If you need a doctor, you need to know the word Paludisme.

1 in 15 people in Togo will get Paludisme or Malaria in English.
7701 - Togo 7701 cases per 100,000 people HDI 2005

728 - Ecuador 728 cases per 100,000
130 - Thailand 130 case per 100,000
15 - Philippines 15 cases per 100,000

I am counting….

1. Elaine - Cleaning lady in Lome, Togo
2. Brune - Girl from Atakpame, Togo
3. Paula - Manager of Hotel in Atakpame.

I am counting….

I know and have pictures of these three people, Malaria or the proper name for Africa Paludisme is easy to find. I personally know three people who say they are diagnosed by a doctor for Malaria.

I am counting….

I am counting… I visited this Hospital two times looking for mosquito nets.

TWO times, I have now gone to this Hospital two times, the last time on Friday, July 13, 2007. I tried to buy a Mosquito net here and on both times over a month apart, I was not able to buy a Mosquito net.

I purchased this Mosquito Net in Atakpame for 2000 CFA or 4 US dollars, now I have returned to the same place twice and they are out of them. The Hospital has none; the other store has them for sale at 4000 CFA or about 8 US Dollars.

I want to know, what are these people doing?

I want to know, what are these people doing?

I am counting….

I do not blame Togo, I blame the hightly ineffective organizations, using YOUR money.

My Togo Friends have Malaria or Paludisme

Togo Africa Malaria Medicine

Togo Africa Malaria Medicine
Atakpame, Togo West Africa
Tuesday, July 31, 2007

This is one of many ways a person can take medicine to cure Malaria here in Togo.

Three intravenous serums on three separate days.

Photos of Malaria Medicine.

Quinine Dyhydrochloride

All the assorted vials need for a three day quick recovery. This person had the Doctor come to her house, the cost total was 32 US dollars or one month of her wages.

Togo Africa Malaria Medicine

Depression Caused by Vitamins

Depression Caused by Vitamins
Accra, Ghana West Africa
Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I remember to take my Vitamins about 50 percent of the time; it is confusing when I travel from city to city. However, when I am stationary, I put them on a table and try to eat some in the morning, if I take later, they keep me awake.

I suppose I should obey the instruction if there are any; however, I normally take two multi-vitamins and two of some B complex Vitamins.

I took two of these Vitamins and two of the B-Complex. I then walked somewhere, upon returning to the room I fell asleep. The whole day was miserable; I slept and continued to fall asleep. I did the same thing in Lome, Togo and in was worried. There was some bad things happening in the day, and I know that depressed people sleep as one way to hide from reality. However, this is not my way of hiding, so to me was worrisome.

I am very happy to isolate this problem as feeling sleepy and depressed make travel difficult. On the day, I came from Lome, Togo to Accra, Ghana by 15 passenger van, or Tro Tro I slept in the Van. I had a truly miserable day and was very angry with the Tro Tro people; it was not a good day. On hindsight, I can see I was under the influence of these Vitamins and not alert and happy.

I have stopped taking them and will obey the instructions on any multi-vitamins purchase. The truth is, there are not any instructions, I will take just one per day, and I purchased these in the street from a girl who carries medicine on top of her head.

There are always rumors of fake medicines being sold, if I was to purchase antibiotics I would go to the pharmacy and hope.

It is possible the combination of the B-Complex and this Vitamin caused a problem for me personally. I was somewhat thinking this was just a monthly low or a periodic form of depressed state people have, however I now have it isolated to the pills.

The solution is to buy a big 200-500 plus bottle of Vitamins at Walmart and carry; this does however take up a lot of room.

For those off-topic people, I am only in the USA about 20 days per year, and it is not possible for me to prepare the same as 99 percent of you that are on Volunteer Vacations. I must buy provisions as I go, and in the countries available, I am not on vacation, I am a traveler.

Depression Caused by Vitamins

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