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The Last Shift

Friday, April 24th, 2015 |

Everything has a beginning and ending.  Today was my last day at the Macha Mission Hospital.  There was no doubt that I learned so much being here for 4 weeks, and got a lot of hands-on experience.  It was much ...

Palliative Care in Macha?

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 |

Though life expectancy in Zambia is lower than developed countries, I have seen many elderly patients in Macha.  Some come for regular check-ups for their chronic conditions such as diabetes or hypertension, but some come for acute illness.  Some come ...


Monday, April 13th, 2015 |

My home for 4 weeks in Macha is located in the compound of Macha Research Trust, founded by Dr. Thuma, the son of the founder of Macha Mission Hospital.  It is nearby the hospital, so it is about 5 to ...

Your role is endless

Sunday, April 12th, 2015 |

Here at Macha, your role is endless.  One day, we had an emergency laparotomy surgery, and I somehow ended up acting as an anesthesiologist.  Where there are not many professionals available, you do not say “cannot do it.”  You say ...

Why Nursing?

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 |

Just across the road from the hospital, there is the Macha School of Nursing. Students from the school come to the Macha Mission Hospital for their clinical rotations. Though resources and technologies may be limited, they try their best to ...

One of the busy days

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 |

Macha Mission Hospital has been operational more than 30 years.  Currently, there is an American physician (has been there for more than 30 years too) who does majority of surgeries, and a Congolese physician and a few Zambian physicians who ...

Zambia, here I come!

Monday, April 6th, 2015 |

I am a 4th year medical student from A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM), the founder’s school of the Osteopathy.  I have an unique back ground – born in Japan, completed a high school and a university ...

My First INMED Blog Post

Monday, March 2nd, 2015 |

Hello! My name is Taisei Suzuki. I am a medical student at AT Still University, and I’m starting my INMED service-learning experience at Macha Mission Hospital in Zambia, beginning in March 2015.