Fongoli village during the rainy season in Senegal
Neighbor Ape continues to be able to provide assistance with medical costs to people of the Kedougou region in southeastern Senegal due to the generosity of donors such as yourselves, so thank you!
Much of the aid that we have provided since I last updated you went to the costs of doctor visits and medicines for children in the regional capital of Kedougou (the nearest town to the Fongoli Savanna Chimpanzee Project base camp) as well as in Tenkoto and Fongoli villages as well.
The rainy season is malaria season in the region, and malaria is one of the biggest problems in this area, especially for children. Fortunately, malaria curative medicine can be accessed easily in the town of Kedougou, but the cost is prohibitive for many people living in the rural areas of southeastern Senegal (cost of a box of malaria cure is about US $5.00).
We were also able to cover the cost of X-rays for an infant that, it turns out, swallowed some pebbles (everything came out fine!). I won't provide you details of all the medical costs were able to help with but, suffice it to say, your generous donations go a long way!
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