Can an ultrasound be healing?

We have just arrived on the internal medicine ward at St Therese Hospital in Hinche, a regional district hospital in Haiti’s Central Plateau.  Despite its position as a district level hospital, the ward has few resources for diagnosis or treatment, and the resources it does have may be available only intermittently.   And yet into this environment come patients with severe illness, often at late stages of presentation. (more…)

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On AIDS in Tanzania

Something as simple as a pill in the palm of her hand

This Tanzanian woman

sings as she breast feeds

They say it was rain

But it was always my

tears and sweat

which brought up the maize

They said the railroads

will bring a new day (more…)

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Meet the Fellows: Dr. Varun Verma

Varun Verma, MD is a Clinical Fellow in the Global Health-Hospital Medicine Fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. His interest in global health equity stems from childhood trips visiting his grandparents in India – where he witnessed tremendous inequality due to socioeconomic disparities and was disturbed by devastation caused by treatable diseases. (more…)

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