Author Archives: Darrell

First-time visit to St. Albert’s Mission Hospital

Dr. Lowell Schnipper and I visited St. Albert’s in late July and early August 2016, mainly to learn more about the needs of the hospital’s cervical-cancer prevention program. Dr. Schnipper is an oncologist with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and … Continue reading

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“Understanding Cancer” Workshops a Success

In an earlier post, I described preparations for two “Understanding Cancer” workshops at St. Albert’s Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe Nov. 10 and 11. I worked with Dr. Julia Musariri, the director of St. Albert’s, and with Dr. Stanely Tapesana, one … Continue reading

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Visit to St. Albert’s by critical-care pediatrician

Hello, Everyone, I want to director your attention to a new page on the site that describes a visit to St. Albert’s in March 2015 by Dr Rasika Venkatraman, a young doctor then completing her fellowship in pediatric clinical care … Continue reading

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Progress report: St. Albert’s Mission Hospital Cervical Cancer Prevention Program

Hi, Everyone, BHA has received the 2014 second-quarter report for the St. Albert’s Mission Hospital Cervical Cancer Prevention Program. The project began in August 2013 to reduce the suffering and death from cervical cancer, the leading cause of cancer death … Continue reading

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VIAC Clinic Installed in New St. Albert’s Outpatient Department

St. Albert’s Mission Hospital opened a new and larger outpatient department (OPD) in February. The building and furnishings were purchased with support from Rock No War! and other Italian NGOs. Room 8 of the OPD houses St. Albert’s Cervical Cancer … Continue reading

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Women’s Vulnerability to HIV Infection: A Possible New Contributor

According to the World Health Organization and UNAIDS, women in sub-Saharan Africa account for nearly 60 percent of all people living with HIV in that region.  (Women account for 52 percent of all people living with HIV in low- and … Continue reading

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