2/8/07 by Tom

Wow is insufficient to say how well this day went. Started w/ morning rounds at Mount Meru hospital and then the team divided in several directions. I went w/ Dr. Shriner, Chandy and Alison to St. Elizabeth’s hospital to the HIV clinic and we had an awesome experience while we saw patients with their clinical […]

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Home Visits by Cheryl

The trip so far has been absolutely amazing!!! I am so impressed with the ingenuity of both the team members and the Africans. Here, it’s important to be adaptable, and everyone seems to be doing such a wonderful job. Today I had the privilege of joining one of the women from the women’s group at […]

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Home Visits by Wafaa

Today was a great day for me! Jodi, Cheryl(P), Luisa, and myself all went to five different homes here in Arusha, Tanzania. Lesika, was our guide today, and what a sensitive, kind person he is! It was fascinating how every home differed, however we were predominantly in a very poor area of Arusha. It may […]

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2/7/07 by Tom

Jambo again, Great day….was at Upone Medical clinic w/ Dr. Alrashad, Dr. Cho and Alison and we churned out 36 patients in 4 hours….just waiting to go to dinner. Hope you are all well Stateside. tom

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Team Member 2007

Jambo from Tanzania. Today (Wed.) was another remarkable day in Arusha. Dr. Mukule was able to coerce many of the physicians and nurses from Mt. Meru hospital to join us for a morning lecture at 8AM (I think he even made his family come so it would be well attended) and then we were of […]

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Assessments

Well another wonderful day in Arusha, Tanzania. Today at 0800 we attended a session on GI Bleeding given by our Dr. David. It was attended by the Doctors, residents, and nurses of Mt Meru. It was a full house. It was quite informative for both sides. Then I and Dr Chandry went with Dr. Mekule […]

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Another Day in Africa

This is a great place to wake up in. Perfect temperature, crystal clear weather in a spectacular setting. Breakfast is with a great group of people. And then it’s off to the hospitals and clinics where we experience the challenge of treating severe, and often exotic disease with minimal resources. The thrill is that at […]

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First Day of Work

Jambo! It was our first full day of work. We just had our debriefing for the day over cold beers. Dr. Blitz recounted his experience in the operating room and wondered if he was doing more harm than good due to the lack of proper equipment and general disregard for aseptic technique. The physicians and […]

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Jambo!

Wow! I can’t believe I’m really here! Thank you Kim & the Phil Simon Clinic for giving me the opportunity to fulfill a life long dream. I am awed by the incredible beauty of Africa,dismayed by the incredible poverty and enriched by the incredible friendliness of the people. This was brought home in a most […]

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I Am Back!

JAMBO EVERYONE, WELL AFTER ALMOST 30 HR PLANE FLIGHT I AM BACK. WHAT A WONDERFUL FEELING. DRIVING TO THE LODGE AT 930PM WAS JUST FULL OF WONDERFUL SMELLS OF THE LAND,TREES, FLOWERS. I HAVE NEVER SMELLED ANYTHING SO FRAGRANT AT HOME. I AM BACK IN THE LAND OF MY ANCESTORS FOR A 2ND TIME IN […]

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