The Oro­-Gyno Connection

Group 2 has been hard at work all three days in the clinic and the OR. Although group 2 is full of individuals, there has definitely been some melding among the participants, as well as their respective departments. Of course, nothing shows unity like a good interspecialty Sinatra tune: l say extraction, I say retraction I say … Continue reading The Oro­-Gyno Connection


There is a road that connects the PM school grounds with the hospital that we walk daily.  It runs a bit uphill and is rock and scree strewn with runoff ridges throughout.  This year we noticed, despite being three years older, it seemed smoother and easier.  When asking about this we were told it had … Continue reading Change

Adventures in Zanzibar

Zanzibar, for those that do not know, is off the coast of Tanzania–it is not a single island but an archipelago comprised of another two big islands and numerous small ones.  It feels like two different worlds being at our accommodations in contrast to viewing hundreds of Muslim children coming from school on Friday wearing … Continue reading Adventures in Zanzibar

Safari Adventures

Another couple fabulous days in Africa! Yesterday we spent the day on a boat on the Rufiji River observing hippos who bop in and out of the water like a game of whack-a-mole. They would poke their heads out of the water and look at us.  If you didn’t know it, you would think they … Continue reading Safari Adventures

Picture Updates!

As you probably noticed, there were a lot of blog posts going out today.  Ethiopia and Tanzania teams were sending me blog updates and then pictures but sometimes they didn’t all come together–so I have added the additional pictures to several of the blogs that had already gone out.  You may want to glance back … Continue reading Picture Updates!