Daily Archives: October 16, 2015

Itigi: Day 14

Friday October 2, 2015 Part of our team leaves after breakfast for the airport, and the rest of us wait on the shore of the Indian Ocean until it’s our turn. The flight from Dar el Salaam is 9 1/2 … Continue reading

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Itigi: Day 13

Thursday October 1, 2015 The hotel in Morogoro has prepared hard boiled eggs, bananas and bread for a pre-dawn breakfast. There is Chai Bora tea and Africafe instant coffee and the ubiquitous thermoses of hot water and milk. Mikumi National … Continue reading

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Itigi: Day 12

Wednesday September 30, 2015 What amazes me about these trips is how a group of medical professions from all over the world can come together and work together across languages, cultures, time and place. And what is most special about … Continue reading

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Itigi: Day 11

Tuesday September 29, 2015 One last dawn trying to catch up with news from home at what’s served as our internet cafe before breakfast and rounds followed by procedures, dressing changes, and teaching. We have worked our way through most … Continue reading

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Itigi: Day 10

Monday September 28, 2015 We are up early and back in the operating room for new procedures and dressing changes for patients who have had skin grafts. I examine patients before surgery to make sure every one is still healthy–no … Continue reading

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Itigi: Day 9

Sunday September 27, 2015 Chickens don’t sleep in on the weekend. A early walk around the compound nets me nearly a dozen species of birds including the red headed weaver and the yellow rumped tinkerbird. The large, raucous black and … Continue reading

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Itigi: Day 8

Saturday September 26, 2015 After the courtyard consult the night before, we round in the morning before setting out to for the 2 ½ hour ride to the capital city of Dodoma. The streets are lined with dukas doing a … Continue reading

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