Post-Safari Entry

Well, we’re back from safari, and Arusha already feels familiar. There’s really no way to put the past two days into words. “Ridiculous” has been floating around amongst the team a lot, but I think “unbelievable” might be more accurate. The beauty of Lake Menyara, the Ngorongoro crater, and everywhere else we’ve been. The beauty […]

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Hard to Say Goodbye

The week has sped by and it’s still hard to process our time here. We finished up clinical work on Friday after seeing over 150 patients-many with HIV, all at risk for HIV; some in the early stages of disease,a few dying before our eyes. It’s a mixed feeling,sometimes frustrating that we haven’t been able […]

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MD

Today marks the last day of our trip to Tanzania.It has been a trip of stark contrasts. The initial portion of the trip was tremendously sad for me as a physician; the sadness was due to my frustration at the poverty and pain that our patients experienced. As the trip has progressed my sadness has […]

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Another Side of Tanzania

Coming to Tanzania to work has again provided the team an opportunity to see a side of the country and the people that most do not get to see. We have seen over 100 patients this week at Upone Clinic and have learned much more about the culture of the Tanzanians. The patients and staff […]

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MD

I am fortunate enough to write my first journal entry after having a week to absorb this extraordinary experience here in Tanzania. I don’t want to rehash too much of what people have already written, but just to tell you that the 30 hour epic journey in the friendly skies has been more than worth […]

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Wow

HELLO, WELL WE HAVE CONCLUDED A WEEK AT UPONE CLINIC. WHAT A REWARDING WEEK IT HAS BEEN.WE SAW ABOUT 130 PATIENTS, A FEW VERY ILL, SOME WITH CHRONIC ACHES AND PAINS. MYSELF AND ANOTHERNURSE TRIAGED PATIENTS BEFORE THE DOCTORSEXAMINED THEM. WE EDUCATED AND SENT PATIENTS HOME WITH MUCH NEEDED MEDICATIONS. ENOUGH TH HELP THEM FEEL […]

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Day 3

Jambo All, It’s our third day in beautiful Tanzania and the Team’s third day at clinic. We still have not seen Kilamingaro rise out of the mists. I’m begining to think that the Mt. is just a myth. Our driver and guide extrodinare, Lesikar, swears it’s there. We’ll have to see! I had a pretty […]

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Coming Home

Hello to one and all–it has been two long years since my last visit here and i couldn’t wait to get back. So many memories were rekindled as i was greeted by familiar faces at the Moiavaro lodge. It was extra special to to have them remember us and receive us again w/ open arms. […]

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Return to Africa

After twenty eight hours of travelling,10 members of the Phil Simon Clinic finally arrived at Kilimanjaro Airport at 9.15 Sunday evening.We were all very tired but also very excited at being back in Tanzania, a beautiful country and wonderful people whom we have all come to love and admire. Our journey here would not be […]

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Here We Are!

After 30 grueling hours of travel, we arrived safely at Kilimanjaro Airport last night, a little bedraggled but so glad to be back in Tanzania. The flights were on time-even a little early into Amsterdam thanks to a frisky tailwind. Met up with Dr. Tyson-he’s hard to miss in the crowd and has now been […]

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