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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
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
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
During my visit to Zimbabwe in March 2011 I met a young woman who’d been diagnosed with breast cancer several years earlier. Surgeons in Harare performed a mastectomy, and she lost her left breast. I asked her if she told … Continue reading
I recently asked a physician in Zimbabwe by email whether stigma is still a problem for people with HIV/AIDS. Here is his reply: Yes, in some sections stigma remains a big problem for people with HIV/AIDS, especially low-income working-class people … Continue reading
HARARE, 30 January 2012 (IRIN) – Over the past few weeks some 900 residents of the Zimbabwean capital Harare have been diagnosed with typhoid, and about 60 have been admitted to hospital, say health authorities. See the full report. Here … Continue reading
A village on the escarpment near St. Albert’s Mission Hospital Abby Norris Turner, PhD, is a public health researcher in Ohio State University’s Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, who has conducted research in Zimbabwe since 1999. Her … Continue reading
Rome 21st June 2011 Dearest Friends, God has always good plans for each and every one of us. Greetings from Rome! Some of you have been following my breast-cancer illness for many years now, so I have to give you … Continue reading
A post of mine about cancer care available in Zimbabwe following my March 2011 trip led to interesting comments from readers that focused mainly on the problem of cervical cancer. Is breast cancer also a problem in Zimbabwe? For example: What … Continue reading