Archive for the ‘INMED Training Sites In Action’ Category

INMED Faculty Serving Mosul, Iraq

Friday, May 19th, 2017 |

Dr. Bob for five years mentored fortunate INMED learners at his island clinic in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Impressive! But today he writes from a M*A*S*H style field hospital on the outskirts of Mosul - stronghold of ISIS and scene of ...

Storms Are Life Giving – Angola Day 20

Sunday, December 11th, 2016 |

  Each afternoon we who live on the highlands of Angola are deluged by downpours and plummeted by thunderstorms. Just as rapidly at these storms appear they also pass, leaving behind a refreshing atmosphere and saturated earth. Everywhere in the countryside ...

Recovery From Severe Malaria – Angola 18

Friday, December 9th, 2016 |

  Domingos' father arrived yesterday at CEML Hospital with his ten-year old son. The father himself underwent cataract surgery at CEML three months earlier. After recovery, he ventured back home in the isolated eastern interior of Angola, where the father found ...

Lost In Translation – Angola Day 16

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 |

  The baby held in this photo is suffering from pneumonia. I'm in the process of explaining the disease and treatment to her parents, seated, using Portuguese. However, the parents are rural people and don't understand Angola's official language. Instead, the ...

State-of-the-Art Mobile Medical Care – Angola Day 14

Monday, December 5th, 2016 |

  Access to objective clinical information is one great obstacle to mobile medical care for underserved people. For two years in the 1990s, myself and a team of Angolans served five locations near the city of Huambo with weekly clinics. Our ...

Comprehensive Child Health – Angola Day 12

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 |

  These children live at Tchincombe - a 200,000-acre ranch in southern Angola. Launched twenty years ago, this vast project of the Angola Union churches has multiple interventions including agriculture, primary school education, provision of drinkable water, and intermittent clinics. Tchincombe ...

Psychosomatic Symptoms And Solace – Angola Day 10

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 |

  “I have headaches, terrible fevers, nausea, weakness, muscle aches and worsening vision.” Dona Maria was animated as she described her symptoms at CEML Hospital. “I also have pain on urination, back pain, dizziness, ringing in my ears, and tingling in ...

“Something’s Eating At Me” – Angola Day 8

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 |

  He started to laugh as he uttered these words to me, but then suddenly cringed with pain. Solomon, a young man, winced and grabbed at his right side. Three days earlier Solomon developed fever, some abdominal cramping, and just a ...

Higher Level Of Care – Angola Day 6

Sunday, November 27th, 2016 |

  Senhor Alfanzo was riding his tiny motor bike in the city of Benguela when he was struck broadside by a truck. His right leg, hit full on, lay fractured with broken femur and tibia bones both protruding through the skin ...

Shattered Leg Made Whole – Angola Day 4

Friday, November 25th, 2016 |

  Twelve-year old Pedrito was riding on a motorcycle when the driver lost control and sent the boy flying. His leg was found bent at a right angle, and the child was immediately transported to CEML Hospital. Traumatic injuries - especially ...