Celebrating Donkeys, Dogs and Dedicated Vets

On Monday, September 24, 2018, Sally and Russ White hosted a wonderful luncheon to celebrate the work of the veterinary section of Team Tanzania 2018.  To thank them personally was Dame Jane Goodall, PhD, famed primatologist, ecologist and U.N. Goodwill Ambassador.  In response to a special request from Erasto Njavike, Jane’s Roots and Shoots https://www.rootsandshoots.org/coordinator […]

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Mihoko Matsuda Nelsen, M.D. 1947-2018

It is with great sadness that we learned today of the death of Dr. Mihoko Matsuda Nelsen. She and her husband, Bill were killed in a small plane crash 10 days ago in Oregon.   Dr. Nelsen was an esteemed and talented neurologist at Huntington Hospital for many years. Her calm demeanor, deep knowledge and […]

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Daksha Brahmbhatt Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund

Today, July 5th, is the 2nd anniversary of the passing of Daksha Brahmbhatt, RN, one of the original staff of the Phil Simon Clinic in Pasadena, CA.  Two of the other “founders,” and dear friends of Daksha, Lyn Smillie and Tom Warren, RN, are asking for all to remember Daksha and her legacy on this day, […]

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Article in Cresenta Valley Weekly

Concerns That Stretch Across Continents

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On the Road Again

Our last day of clinic today started out by driving 45 minutes over a super bumpy dirt road through spectacular scenery to Endulen Hospital and being greeted by a couple hundred Maasai patients waiting for us. Some of the group stayed to provide patient care, others of us headed out to see HIV patients in […]

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Being Home

It has been nearly a week since we arrived home. Long enough that I am beginning to feel settled, yet not quite completely settled. While I am getting back into the rhythm of my daily life here in the U.S., I think about my time in Tanzania almost constantly. The pleasure of a long, hot […]

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Paka in America!

  One morning we found this little baby underneath one of our Land Cruisers on our way to the hospital in Tanzania. She didn’t flinch or run when we swooped her up.  I suspect she was very hungry and had gotten separated from her family. With the help of many, both Tanzanian and American, I […]

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Meatball Pharmacy

I’ve been working with our crakerjack Pharmacist, Lisa Kim and I bow to her. She is the Woman! She keeps her cool with a room full of doctors and nurses asking for various antibiotics, ointments, Tylenol (lots of Tylenol), and various other esoteric drugs, at least to me, without missing a beat. It is truely […]

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Honorary Veterinarian

Being an internal medicine doctor, I’ve been on many humanitarian missions. I’ve driven into Mexico, sailed into Indonesia and flown into Tanzania. Once again, I thought I’d seen it all. What made this trip so special was that we were lucky enough to have a complete veterinary team join us. I was given the opportunity […]

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Dr. Wong on a Home Visit

Today, I had the oppurtunity to do home visits. Our team comprised of a local case manager, our own social worker, nurse, physician, german medical student and translator. We all climbed into a Land Cruiser and journeyed off into what seemed like the opening sequence of Jurassic Park. We visited 4 patients with HIV, all […]

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