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, …

Beginning of the Final Rotation

This week, I was hoping to do work more in the outpatient delivery unit. Unfortunately, due to some unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to get a spot in the OPD unit. However, I am back at the inpatient wards but instead of pediatrics, I am now working in the male internal medicine ward for …

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. …

Family Planning Clinic Day #2

Hello everyone, my apologies for not blogging yesterday. I decided not go to the hospital yesterday and decided to recover a bit. I’m feeling a lot better now so I was able to go back to work today! Today, I was able to watch a contraceptive implant procedure. We had one person who was beginning …

1st Day at the Public Health Department

Today’s blog won’t be too long. My fever was a lot better but my throat was hurting. I went to see an ENT specialist and he gave me some antibiotics so hopefully I should recover in the next few days. I startedmy new rotation at the public health family planning clinic today. However, I was …

Outreach in the Village of Jukwa

Today I was able to get a break from the teaching hospital environment. Early this morning, we took a bus along with some nutritionists, nurses, and a few other staff members to the village of Jukwa. It was about a 45 minute drive. During this drive, I met a public health department worker named Chandi. …

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