Blogs in June 2016

June 30, 2016

Ngwelero. A visit to Primary Care in Malawi

Wednesday I visited  Ngwelero, Malawi a very rural clinic run by Dignitas in a remote part of Zomba district. Over

June 29, 2016

Urology in Zomba, Malawi. reflecting on Surgical care in a Resource-limited country

                  This is a repost of a piece I wrote for British Journal

June 26, 2016

The Teen Club. Taking care of HIV +ve Adolescents

On Saturday I took a trip to the further reaches of the district to visit Thuchila a Dignitas’ Teen Club. It is on

June 25, 2016

Understanding Surgical Training Standards in Africa. Meet Dr Eric Borgstein

I took a trip to Blantyre, Malawi’s second largest city, on Friday. My aim was to meet Dr Eric Borgstein a very im

June 22, 2016

A Visit to the Tisungane Clinic

Today I spent the morning at Dignitas’ flagship Tisungane Clinic. It is from here that many of Dignitas' accomplis

June 21, 2016

A Half Cancelled surgical list leads to a Patient Safety Initiative

  I started the day at 730 on ward rounds. Generally these serve as a sort of triage and recount which patients ca

June 20, 2016

Day 1 at Dignitas...and an unfamiliar surgery clinic

Monday June 20/16 I looked at this picture that I took shortly after I arrived yesterday.  From the sky one realiz

June 19, 2016

Greetings From Malawi "The Warm Heart of Africa"

Nearly twenty four hours after getting on a plane in Toronto I am settling down in Zomba, Malawi in the southeastern par