Honiton woman finds paradise lost to poverty.

Retired nurse investigates health care provision in West Africa.

In tomorrow’s Midweek Herald... A retired Honiton nurse describes the poverty endured by the average man in the street in Guinea Conakry, West Africa.

Sue Gibson, wife of retired Honiton GP Jeremy Gibson, recently spent two weeks in the predominantly Muslim country with former missionary Rosemary Stapley.

“The average life-span is 44 for a man and 55 for a woman,” says Sue. “Only 28 per cent of adults are literate.”

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