We had a team meeting to strategize about what we would need to perform surgery without the supplies that were stuck in customs. Tony estimated that he had about 20 cases that would only require local anesthesia; we could do about 10 of them the next day if the boxes did not show up. Shafquat joined us and each specialty asked him about the availability of certain supplies that were essential. Those items that he did not have, he made arrangements to purchase. Luckily, many team members had brought items in their personal luggage and everyone felt comfortable about going ahead with the planned scheduling of cases. We left Tony, Kiran and Dr. Jon Hooper, volunteer anesthesia chief, at the hospital to sketch out a schedule for the next two weeks. We grabbed taxis this time for transportation back to the hotel—about $1.50 a ride.