Recap of a Life Changing Experience

Hello everybody! Sorry for not putting this post up last night. For this post, I want to recap and reflect on my four weeks in Ghana. The experience was enriching and is one that will stick with me for the rest of my life. During my stay in Cape Coast, about 150 kilometers from Accra, …

Rounds at the Medical Wards

Today, I was paired up with Dr. Lovi’s team on their rounds through the male and female medical wards. Dr. Lovi is the head doctor of the team and in addition to him, there are medical students and residents that are a part of his team. Each student/resident would be assigned to a patient or …

Last Day at the Public Health Clinic

Hello everybody, hope you are all doing wonderful! Today was my last day in the public health family planning clinic and it was a good day. The family planning clinic has three different sections based on what I’ve observed: a procedure unit, a pediatric area, and an adult area. On Wednesday, I was more involved …

World Hepatitis Day Radio Show

Today was a very great day. Earlier this morning, I was at the hospital to observe a ritual clinic. In this clinic, patients who were tested positive for HIV and tuberculosis were reviewed today. I didn’t get to watch a whole lot since I was with other people discussing the outline for the radio show. …

Last day of Pediatrics OPD

I want to start today’s blog with something I mentioned yesterday. It is in regards to sickle cell anemia. Dr. Ellen told me the other day that it’s very common in Ghana and I wanted to know why. The disease is completely genetic and what many Ghanaians don’t know is that one can obtain the …

Routine Work with Some Free Time

The OPD today was very normal as indicated by the first part of this title. Many cases today were all acute coughs and fevers. We did however have a case where two siblings both did a RDT (Rapid Detection Test) and were tested positive for malaria. I was able to learn more about the oral …

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