Author Archives: Darrell Ward

Conditions at St. Albert’s Mission Hospital

Hi, Everyone There have been many news reports recently about deteriorating conditions in Zimbabwe. Here is how how those conditions are affecting St. Albert’s Mission Hospital. On Sunday, 13 January, the Zimbabwe government announced a 150 percent increase in diesel … Continue reading

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Christmas 2008 – St. Albert’s

Hello, BHA supporters – Click here to download a PDF of Christmas 2008 – St. Albert’s Mission Hospital, an accordion-fold book that I made to honor Dr. Elizabeth Tarira. Elizabeth was director of St. Albert’s from 1999 to 2012. I … Continue reading

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Cancer Education at a Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe

Hello, Everyone – I am writing to you from St. Albert’s Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe. The hospital is located in a rural area 120 miles north of the capital city Harare. I am in second and final week here, and … Continue reading

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World Cancer Day is 4 Februrary

Hi, Everyone, The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), recognizes 4 February each year as World Cancer Day. Some quick facts about cancer … Continue reading

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Three Nurse Practitioners-In-Training Visit St. Albert’s

Hi, Everyone, In late May 2013, three young women – Maki Matsumura, Kelsey Lynd and Tracy Powell – who were graduates of the Yale nursing program and had completed their first year of training as nurse practitioners at Yale visited … Continue reading

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BHA Accomplishments for 2013

Hi, Everyone, Here is an overview of Better Healthcare for Africa’s key activities and accomplishments for 2013, with links for more information. Please note that much of what we do is made possible by your donations. I am particularly pleased to … Continue reading

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Dr. Julia Musariri visits the USA

On 10 September, 2013, Dr. Julia Musariri, director of St. Albert’s, arrived in Colulmbus, Ohio, to begin her first visit to the United States. During her four-week stay, I hosted her in Columbus and Dr. Lowell Schnipper hosted her in … Continue reading

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St. Albert’s Hospital Cervical Cancer Prevention Program Begins

Hi, Everyone, I’m happy to report that on 1 August, 2013, St. Albert’s Mission Hospital officially began its Cervical-Cancer Prevention Program. During the month of August, the hospital clinic screened 216 women for the presence of pre-cancerous cells that would … Continue reading

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New York Times story – Breast Cancer in Uganda

Here is an interesting story from today’s New York Times about breast cancer in Uganda: Uganda Fights Stigma and Poverty to Take On Breast Cancer Here is the URL alone: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/16/health/uganda-fights-stigma-and-poverty-to-take-on-breast-cancer.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131016&_r=0 A question for our Zimbabwean readers: What can done … Continue reading

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Producing clear patient-education materials

Hi, Everyone, I became aware of this information through the LinkedIn networking site, and I thought I’d pass it along. These three websites might be very helpful if you are producing health, medical or prevention information for low-literacy readers. The … Continue reading

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