Tag Archives: 2011 trip

Practice compassion to improve healthcare

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

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Autoclave purchased for Muvonde Mission Hospital

Better Healthcare for Africa (BHA) has purchased a large autoclavethat has been desperately needed by Muvonde Hospital (also called Driefontein Mission Hospital) to sterilize surgical instruments and other items needed for surgery. Muvonde Hospital is located 120 miles south of … Continue reading

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A Container of Medical Supplies for St. Albert’s

In early July, the 590’ cargo ship Maersky Visby left Baltimore’s Seagirt Terminal carrying a 40-foot container destined for St. Albert’s Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe. The container was shipped by Brother’s Brother Foundation (BBF), with a support from Better Healthcare for … Continue reading

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Closing the Case of the Customized Bags

Readers may recall that when Luke Hingson, president of Brother’s Brother Foundation, Mary Mahlie, CEO of Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, and I arrived in Harare on Feb. 27th, three bags of donated medical supplies we’d brought with us were detained … Continue reading

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March 9 — Cancer Care in Zimbabwe

I’ve paid extra attention to the subject of cancer care during this visit to Zimbabwe. Economic conditions have improved in the country since my 2009 visit. The economy has stabilized somewhat, the shops have food for those with the U.S. … Continue reading

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March 8 – Zimbabwe Premier of iThemba

iThemba means “hope” in Ndebele, one of two major languages spoken in Zimbabwe, and it is the title a new documentary film by Elinor Burkett and Errol Webber. With wonderful good humor, it tells the story of five talented secondary-school … Continue reading

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Saturday, March 5

Today I accompanied Julia on her rounds through the Men’s Ward, then we walked to the agricultural and water projects. Overall, the hospital has many burn cases, many related to tobacco growing and curing. Also there are broken or crushed … Continue reading

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St. Albert’s – Friday March 4

Last Friday morning after publishing the previous post (thanks to a close friend of Elizabeth who has friend with a wireless connection) we started for St. Albert’s, stopping first at a Bon Marche supermarket for bread and other groceries to … Continue reading

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BHA trip to St. Albert’s 2011 – Feb. 20

Hello friends of BHA! I’d like to share information with you about an upcoming visit to St. Albert’s. I will be leaving February 26 for a nearly two week trip, mainly to visit the hospital, but with other stops along … Continue reading

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