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DOC, CAN YOU HELP …..

“Doc, can you help our son, Philip?”  While I was standing at the bedside, one of Philip’s caregivers had asked me this question.

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Pediatric Victories

It is such a blessing to see kids recover their strength and ability of play, gain weight, and for some to walk again.

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Life and Death Decisions

I have the amazing God-given privilege of working with some of the most amazing doctors in the world who have left their families and homes behind to follow God’s calling to care for the physically and spiritually broken in another country.

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INSTRUCT, EDUCATE, PREPARE

Learning to be a doctor and clinican in Kenya is a bit different than in the USA, but the fundamentals of human character are not. 

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Oxygen Flow

We recently have been able to start using an oxygen concentrator machine (the size of small car) to provide some oxygen to our patients…

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Fighting Ebola in Eastern Congo

Many of you have probably heard that eastern Congo is experiencing an Ebola epidemic, the country’s 10th epidemic.  The declaration came only days after the previous one ended in western Congo.  The area affected is in North Kivu, 3 hours south of here. 

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The Church and Global Access to Health Care

Christian Mission hospitals and health programs account for about 50% of all healthcare delivered in Sub-Saharan Africa (Olivier, et al., 2015). That figure is probably closer to 70% of the truly functional healthcare services delivered.  Sadly however, many of these facilities have closed, those that remain are fighting for survival.

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Bed repairs and C-sections

Even in the absence of the emergency, doing a cesarean section on a patient who has 3 previous lower uterine scars makes me nervous.

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Country Doc

…her husband has just spent his last pesewa on petrol to fuel their motorcycle to come from Chereponi to Saboba.

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