Archive for the ‘INMED Training Sites In Action’ Category

Digital Health Records – Angola Day 8

Saturday, July 8th, 2017 |

  How can we best coordinate health records over multiple consultations and by multiple providers? This essential and complex question is relevant the world over, whether in North America or Angola. In both locations, digital health information is priority - though ...

Dr. Alberto Serving His People – Angola Day 6

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 |

  Healthcare professional in Angola face a plethora of obstacles that would bewilder and derail most North Americans. Let me introduce you to my Angolan physician colleague, Dr. Alberto Alfredo. Raised in the interior of this nation, he took advantage of ...

Multiplying Healthcare Capacity – Angola Day 4

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 |

  This gentleman on the left suffers from gangrene of his left lower leg. Note how the skin, subcutaneous tissue and even muscle has been killed by this 'flesh eating' bacteria, leaving behind only exposed bone and tendons. Pictured center is ...

Aberrant Abscesses – Angola Day 2

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 |

  This seven-year old child arrived with an account of a fall and pain in his right leg. Steve Foster, CEML Medical Director and my esteemed mentor, discovered a deep pus-filled abscess that occupied most of his shin. This abscess Foster ...

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 ...