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Empowering Women With Help Of A Tablecloth

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 |

  CEML has a program for women who need repair of their obstetric fistulas. These women are usually young and from backgrounds with little financial resources or education. They often leak urine or stool down their legs and this problem causes ...

Diabetes/Oskur Vo Sonde

Saturday, July 25th, 2015 |

Yesterday I had quite a bit of fun “translating” a pictogram into Umbundo, one of the most commonly spoken local languages. The topic was diabetes and I had about 60 graphics mostly taken from the internet or the “Where There ...

Week 3 in Angola

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 |

  I can’t believe that the halfway point on my trip is already approaching. There is research that shows that the brain creates a sense of recollection of time based on plotting of events that are new/unique/noteworthy on a sort of ...

Week 2 in Angola

Saturday, July 11th, 2015 |

It has been a joy to work with Dr. Foster who seems to have an endless supply of patience in the face of an endless stream of sick patients. His sense of humor and ability to connect with patients is ...

First week in Angola

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 |

I just arrived in Lubango, Angola a few days ago. The first few days in the hospital have been quite humbling. I feel as if I have “back-tracked” in my knowledge base. The variations in culture, pathology, availability of medications, beliefs ...

Introducing Myself

Friday, June 26th, 2015 |

Hello! My name is Jessie Standish. I am a family medicine resident physician at Glendale Family Medicine Residency in California, and I’m starting my INMED service-learning experience at Lubango Evangelical Medical Center in Angola beginning in July 2015.