Nicholas Comninellis

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October 2018

INMED Grads In Action

From INMED to South Sudan

  “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 […]

Low-Resource Healthcare Pearls

Can You Recognize River Blindness?

  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

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