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On Community Health Work

In several recent blog posts have mentioned the clinical work I have been doing at Kijabe. As you know I love clinical work. But I also love working in the community doing primary prevention. It just makes for less dramatic stories. Yet, the importance of primary prevention in the community […]

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An Evening of Chamber Music with Zeze

Yesterday was a normal Thursday. I was running around crazy at Kijabe working in the sick baby nursery, rounding with the interns and medical student, dealing with lack of bed space, running to an emergency cesarean section, the normal stuff. As per usual I tried to practice my Kiswahili with […]

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Sunset and Stars over the Rift Valley

Tonight I am staying overnight at Kijabe. This is my new schedule. I drive up to Kijabe Hospital about 1-1.5 hours from Nairobi early Wednesday morning. I let my friend and driver Phillip do the hard work of driving and I sit in the back seat reviewing work plans and […]

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On the Joys of Eating Fresh Mangos

It is always a delight to eat vine-ripened fruit. It is succulent and sweet and amazing. Here in Kenya it is mango season. That means that it is almost impossible to pick a bad mango. After a big bite the juice drips down the side of your mouth and the […]

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March Madness

March madness has hit. It is the eve of the Duke vs UNC game. Sara, who is somewhere in South Africa as I write is almost certainly looking for some motel or guest house that has good wifi so she can rise in the middle of the night to watch […]

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It’s a Small World After All

I am currently at the Brackenhurst Conference Center about an hour out of Nairobi. I am attending the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Conference that the Christian Medical And Dental Associations puts on every few years. This is a wonderful conference to assist missionary docs in getting US continuing medical education […]

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2011: The Year in Review

Some days it seems like only yesterday that we were preparing for our move to Kenya and on others it seems like we have lived here such a long time. In reality, it has been nearly over 11 months since we left for Kenya. So much has happened during that […]

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