Archive for October, 2018

From INMED to South Sudan

Friday, October 26th, 2018 |

  “Arriving in South Sudan in 2012,” writes Lynn Fogleman, “our first emphasis was training traditional birth attendants. We quickly picked up on the cultural importance of sharing tea together with all our learners, and singing and dancing with them over joy at receiving birthing kits – supplies like cord clamps and bulb suctions necessary […]

Can You Recognize River Blindness?

Friday, October 19th, 2018 |

  Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, is caused by Onchocerca volvulus, a tissue nematode transmitted to humans by the bite of black fly inhabiting the banks of fast-moving streams in equatorial Africa. This nematode produces microfilariae that cause inflammatory damage to the cornea and optic nerve. Some 270,000 people are living with blindness caused […]

Chase Zeilenga – 2019 INMED Alumni Scholarship Recipient

Friday, October 12th, 2018 |

  “So, there’s nothing we can do for him?” inquired the student. The doctor replied, “There is always something you can do. You can put your arm on his shoulder, look him in the eye, and say I am here with you, you are not alone.”   With these words, Chase Zeilenga, begins his essay […]