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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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St. Albert’s Mission Hospital Requests Help Purchasing Midwifery Teaching Aids

St. Albert’s Mission Hospital director Dr. Elizabeth Tarira has requested help obtaining teaching aids for a new midwifery training program for nurses. Dr. Tarira notes that most of the needed items are unavailable in Zimbabwe and must be purchased abroad … Continue reading

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Visit to St. Albert’s, March 2009

I visited St. Albert’s for two weeks this year beginning March 1st. I spent the first week traveling with Melania Nyamukuwa, director of the hospital’s orphan, home-based care, and counseling and testing programs. The orphan program matches children who have … Continue reading

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