2/10/2012: Ann Dickenson

What an amazing week!  It  ended with a rotation into the recovery room.  The patient arrived on a sling suspended between two poles.  It seemed remarkably similar to some of the old pictures of patient transportation at HMH.  It still works great, although I heard that the previous day, involving a heavy patient, found two […]

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Thank You Steve Jobs

I’ve been thinking a lot about Steve Jobs this trip; and, I have to tell you, this comes as a great surprise to me and will probably keel my family over because I am definitely not a techie person.  But a in December of 2011 I bought an iPad. My son was getting , I […]

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2/10/2012: Mickey Singer

Arriving in Arusha, half way around the world, has gotten to be more like coming home than ever. Seeing all the familiar faces of our friends and extended family at the airport was a true joy. Much of Arusha feels familiar, but much has changed since my last visit three years ago, as well. The […]

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A Dusty but Productive Week

It’s hard to believe we have been in Tanzania for less than a week. The medical and surgical teams got off to a brisk start and have been hard at work ever since.  Now that the dust is settling a bit (and, in Tanzania, that is more than just a metaphor), we have some time […]

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2/10/2012: Linda Jackson

I spent the last four days out in Kisonga, Ezekiel’s village, where the team set up a medicine clinic.  Being non-clinical, I could only observe from afar what the nurses and doctors were experiencing first hand. The simple things we westeners take for granted – the medicines we readily buy at a pharmacist, minor ailments […]

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News from the OR

Working in an operating room can be quite challenging, especially when the equipment you need to complete a case  successfully is not working. This year the first case to be done was an orthopedic case to repair a broken lower leg. We had all of the surgical items in place, but when we tried to inflate […]

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Lessons From Surgery

From the surgery team: Working in another culture is a fascinating experience and you can learn so much about people and their beliefs. Yesterday we had a “no show” , a gentleman who was to have a skin graft done to help release a contracture (scar tissue that pulls the skin together so tightly that it prevents […]

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2/7/2012

The WiFi at Moivaro Lodge has been spotty, so news from the team has been dribbling in to this stateside writer via a brief phone coversation with Lesikar, texts from Dr. Shriner and a just-received email from Cheryl Kuratomi. One can’t really complain, however! Back in the “old days” of the project (2002 – 2009) […]

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See Pictures From 2012

Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the 2012 Tanzania Project trip! Posted by The Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania Project on Saturday, February 4, 2012

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Day 3

What a fantastic trip this has been; somehow even better than the 2012 trip which I thought could not be surpassed. Our largest group yet; the talent, comradarie, passion, and knowledge-base of our diverse group makes this year quite a special adventure. Our third day at the Kisongo medical clinic was wildly busy with well […]

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