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 hours to Amsterdam followed by an 11 hour flight back to San Francisco. We land, collect our boxes, clear customs–they know ReSurge and our small flotilla of Pelican hardcases–and load the boxes into the truck that will take them back to the warehouse in Sunnyvale to be repacked for the group’s next trip to India. More information about ReSurge is available ReSurge.

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About Lisa M. Asta, MD

Lisa M. Asta, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for which she is also a Media Representative (she has been interviewed for “Kids Health” on Health Radio, and quoted in Parenting Magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times, among other publications). She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco and past pediatric chair at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Asta is also a writer whose fiction has appeared in Inkwell, Philadelphia Stories, Schuylkill, and Zeniada. Her essays have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hippocrates, the San Jose Mercury News, and The New Physician Magazine. She is an occasional contributor to KQED public radio’s Perspectives series, and has written articles for Bay Area Parent, Valley Parent, Parents’ Press, and Parents Express, as well as online at WebMD.com, Rx.com, and MyLifePath.com. She wrote a chapter in The Field Guide to the Normal Newborn, ed. Gary Emmet, M.D. BabyCenter.com currently has two how-to videos for parents in production which feature Dr. Asta. For more on Dr. Asta’s writing, visit www.LMAsta.com
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