Archive for the ‘2014 Angola’ Category

Trauma & Hope – Angola Day 7

Sunday, July 6th, 2014 |

  Feliciano was struck by a truck as he tried crossing a road on the chaotic, crowded streets of urban Angola. Lacerated open at the elbow, the lateral ligaments were fragmented,  exposed the entire joint space to dirt and gravel, and ...

Where There Is No Dentist – Angola Day 5

Friday, July 4th, 2014 |

  What is your diagnosis? Even without formal dental training you will likely identify severe gingivitis, broken and missing teeth, and dental destruction with exposed root structures. This Angolan lady came for assist today complaining of pain throughout her mouth. No ...

Complicated Knee Fracture – Angola Day 3

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 |

  Orthopedic trauma is a leading cause of admissions here to our Lubango Evangelical Medical Center. The post-war economic progress throughout this nation is expressed by a growing number of motorcycles on unusually rough roads. Eduardo, the man of 40 who's ...

Cardiac Surgery On $3 Per Day – Angola Day 1

Sunday, June 29th, 2014 |

  Today I mark the start of my eleventh summer in Angola. In 2004, I received a kind invitation from Steve Foster and the fledgling Lubango Evangelical Medical Center (CEML) to join them in developing this unique primary care and surgical ...