“A Follow Up” By Jim

It’s now been a week since we returned from Africa. I believe that all the members of our group are convinced that the trip, besides being a ball, was successful in achieving its basic mission – to improve healthcare delivery in an impoverished region of Africa devastated by the HIV epidemic. In once again reviewing […]

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Last Day!

We’re now at the end of a memorable journey. It’s been two weeks of new team and African friendships, medical and Safari experiences. The common denominator being we are all here for each other and we are better together. In Swahili “tutuzane” means “helping one another” and that we did. I couldn’t say I had […]

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kwaheri

So what was the best part of the trip? Was it the people I traveled with? The new ones I met in a foreign land and befriended? Was it learning about a new culture? Seeing my profession practiced with less than basic supplies? Or was it the scenery, the animals or what? It was the […]

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Last Day

Good morning everyone–today is our last day here and what an experience it has been. I got up early and took a walk around the grounds this morning since we will be sitting on a plane for a loooong time starting this evening. Oh it is so beautiful here and I will cherish the sites […]

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Group 2’s Safari Adventure

Group 2 safari members: car 1 with Lesikar (the old folks car): Dr. Shriner, Jody Casserly, Mickey Singer, Sally Eastman, Cheryl Arteaga. car 2 with Pasqual (the fun car): Dr. Wafaa Alrashid, Dr. Christa Chandy, Cheryl Prigodich (aka Mama Fisi), Gyonyver Sovago (aka Mama Picture), Susie Icaza Ok. First things first. Safari was amazing. If […]

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2/16/2007 by Tom

Hello Everyone, For the past few days we’ve been on safari and I’m sure you’ve read the other journal entries and had described for you what an awesome experience it has been for each and every one of us. Today is our last lecture at Mount Meru this morning and some of us will be […]

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Physician

Images of Safari: Parked in a cool, shaded grove of trees and tall grass, surrounded by a herd of elephants, the only sound, that of the herd pulling up the grass and rustling through the undergrowth. The excitement of our first animal sighting, a lone Impala running in the distance. Encountering hundreds more Impala next […]

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Safari

We returned last night from an amazing adventure! Our safari team consisted of Denny & Ann Kleeger & Tom Warren in one vehicle and Alison Hadziosmanovic, Phyllis Hollingsworth, Mihoko Nelson and me in the second vehicle. New friendships were formed and much laughter was shared with this special group. Our first night was spent in […]

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Sunday

Well, at the risk of repeating everyone else…what an amazing week its been. As I remembered from the 2005 trip, Tanzania and Arusha are a very surreal study in contrasts…poverty and wealth, natural beauty and industrial grit. Like the clothesline drying bedsheets between low, dingy stucco buildings at Mount Meru Hospital literally in the shadow […]

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Social Work: Year Four

The social workers, I think, have a very unique experience as part of this medical team. We don’t dispense medications…we can’t read an x-ray…we all got a little queasy listening to Dr. Schulman’s lecture on gastric bleeding at Mount Meru hospital…but Ann Kleeger, Susie Icaza and I have been hard at work practicing our own […]

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