Tag Archives: Kamuzu Central Hospital

A day in the life of a Malawian girl: a doctor’s perspective

[This post was submitted by UNC professor Ian B. K. Martin, MD. Martin is director of Global Emergency Medicine at UNC and recently returned from Malawi, where he was visiting UNC Project-Malawi and other organizations in Lilongwe.] Saturday, November 28, … Read More

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More perspectives from Malawi: A small boy tackles a big illness

[More from guest blogger Charles Vorkas, who is on an FICRS fellowship in Malawi this year] August 20, 2009 19:13 UNC Guest House Off the tarmac there is a dirt path about half a kilometer long.  It ends at the … Read More

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Perspectives from Malawi

I’d like to introduce guest blogger Charles Vorkas, a student at Weill Cornell Medical College who is spending a year at UNC Project-Malawi on an FICRS fellowship from the NIH Fogarty International Center.  He is working under the mentorship of … Read More

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IAS 2009 Cape Town

Most of our faculty have now returned from Cape Town, where they were attending the 5th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. UNC presented over 30 abstracts at the meeting, and you can find a complete … Read More

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Treating trauma patients during Malawi's rainy season

[Post sent in by Jonathan Samuel, a UNC surgical resident working in Malawi] It’s the rainy season now.  During the short downpours, you get drenched walking 10 feet from your car to the house, and the roads flood after five … Read More

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A surgeon's perspective

[Author Jon Samuel is a surgical resident at UNC.  He spent 2008-2009 in Malawi and will spend 2009-2010 as a fellow of the NIH Fogarty International Center.] The easiest way for me to share my perspective on being here in … Read More

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The peds ward

I started work on the pediatrics wards this week. After completing two days, I am still trying to figure out how to be most useful in a rather chaotic environment. My last two weeks on medicine were illustrative of the … Read More

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A rough introduction

[Author Lauren Galpin is a medpeds resident at UNC.] It is Sunday and I am sitting in the breezy living room of the UNC guesthouse which is just a five minute walk from Kamuzu Central Hospital where I am working. … Read More

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