Archive for the ‘INMED Training Sites In Action’ Category

Breaking Disease Stereotypes – Angola Day 28

Friday, July 28th, 2017 |

  Little Avelino arrived today with his father, who explained how this four-year old has coughed constantly for 2 weeks. They visited a health post and were prescribed a cocktail of antibiotics. But when no improvement resulted, the family took a ...

From One To One Hundred – Angola Day 26

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 |

  Photoed here are some of the thirty-five nurse practitioners who staff the rural health centers surrounding Kalukembe Hospital. Twice each year they converge for two days of continuing education. I enjoyed the opportunity to lead eight hours of workshops on ...

Innovators Of Africa – Angola Day 24

Monday, July 24th, 2017 |

  Innovative and vulnerable - these are the children of Africa. Walking from home to clinic today, I met these boys touting their homemade airplanes. One is a King Air, followed by a Cessna Caravan - fine replicas of the aircraft ...

Choosing A Career In The Bush – Angola Day 22

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 |

  By Angolan standards, he was blessed indeed. While still a young man, Antonio mastered English and graduated from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. But rather than succumb to the allure of privilege, Antonio Salamão chose to serve ...

Surgeon With Style – Angola Day 20

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 |

  Annelise Olsen, CEML's youngest general surgeon, expresses an inspiring persona. She embraces style, whether in clothing, cooking or lively conversation. Annelise embodies medical excellence, devoting her judgment and procedures to our patient's best welfare. And she advocates for the global ...

Compassion In Action – Angola Day 18

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 |

  "Our child became ill 6 months ago. So, we visited the traditional healer. We lost our money and our child was no better, so we went to the closest clinic. They did tests and gave medicine, but our he didn't ...

Life After Life – Angola Day 16

Sunday, July 16th, 2017 |

  Life span in Angola averages only thirty-eight - a fact painfully experienced by our patients and families. We at CEML Hospital are diligent to help people better these odds. But all life has limits. As I pondered this truth, Pastor ...

Pyopericarditis – Angola Day 14

Friday, July 14th, 2017 |

  Caution: This is a graphic description. In my post on July 2, Aberrant Abscesses - Angola Day 2, I described the plight of a seven-year old boy with pockets of pus erupting in his leg, shoulder and hip. Let's call ...

Inadequate Fuel For Healthcare – Angola Day 12

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 |

  CEML Hospital's home city, Lubango, is facing a shortage of gasoline and diesel fuel. With a population of one million and some five thousand autos, the society seems to have literally come to a stop. This photo is illustrative. A ...

Recovery With A Smile – Angola Day 10

Monday, July 10th, 2017 |

  Elias is an eight-year old boy whom I met 10 days ago in the CEML Hospital Emergency Department. He was febrile, vomiting and complaining of marked abdominal pain. Fortunately, our laboratory capabilities are growing more mature, and Elias' results documented ...