Category Archives: Activities

Upcoming events, progress reports, missions accomplished

“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

Posted in Activities, Cancer, Education | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Activities, Better Healthcare for Africa, Cancer, Education | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Activities, Better Healthcare for Africa | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Activities | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Activities, Cancer | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Activities, Education | Leave a comment

Zimbabwe visit – March 2013

Hi, Everyone, Much is going on at BHA behind the scenes, and it  has kept me away for too long. Following is a brief summary of a two-week trip to Zimbabwe  that ended March 28. The trip’s accomplishments include the … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Cancer, Visits to the hospital | Tagged | Leave a comment

2012 Year-End Update

Dear Friends, I would like to briefly share some of Better Healthcare for Africa’s 2012 activities and accomplishments, many of which were made possible by your donations. Most notably in 2012, we mourned the passing of Dr. Elizabeth Tarira, an … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Better Healthcare for Africa | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Autoclave up and running at Muvonde Mission Hospital

Last year, Better Healthcare for Africa purchased a large, refurbished autoclave for Muvonde Mission Hospital in Zimabwe. The autoclave was shipped to Muvonde by Brother’s Brother Foundation as part of a container shipment. We’d like to again thank Brother’s Brother … Continue reading

Posted in Activities | Tagged , | Leave a comment

BHA 2011 Year-End Review

Dear Friends, As the year comes to a close we are excited to share the accomplishments of Better Healthcare for Africa with you. BHA had a very successful year in 2011, and we hope you will consider making a tax-deductible … Continue reading

Posted in Activities, Better Healthcare for Africa | Tagged , | Leave a comment