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For the last several weeks there has been low intensity military trouble around Mungele.
26 Dec 2010 / 3 minute read
This was my first Christmas completely removed from the United States. It has been very different and wonderful.
25 Dec 2009 / 2 minute read
I planned to spend two days in Rwanda's Parc National de Volcans. Yesterday I satisfied my curiosity about the mountain gorillas. What next?
05 Dec 2009 / 3 minute read
It is only money but 500 dollars is a lot. I debated about buying a permit to see the mountain gorillas in Rwanda for a long time. To me, 500 dollars is many days of sweat and toil.
04 Dec 2009 / 2 minute read
Kigali is a one day city. I have been here exactly twenty-four hours and feel I have done and seen it all. There isn't a lot here for the tourist, but what I did see was powerful and nearly had m
02 Dec 2009 / 3 minute read
This morning I woke up at my usual early hour, went for a run on Axe Kindu, and returned home for breakfast. There were new arrivals last night so for a nice change I had camembert with my usual h
01 Dec 2009 / 2 minute read
Thursday is Thanksgiving and it is looking like it will be quite a celebration here in Lubutu.
26 Nov 2009 / 2 minute read
Today for something completely different I stepped out of my shell and went up Axe Maiko on the back of a motorcycle. I'm glad I did it but I will never do it again.
24 Nov 2009 / 4 minute read
I woke up late this Sunday morning, brushed aside the mosquito net and swung my bare feet on the warm cement floor. Stumbling into the dining room, my eyes opened wide at a much welcome sight.
15 Nov 2009 / 4 minute read
King for a Day
This morning I was running around the hospital doing my usual morning preparations. Passing by the Pediatric Ward I saw a striking little boy. He waved and said "bonjour" like the other children.
14 Nov 2009 / 3 minute read
Sunday morning. It had been 3½ months since I left the US and I badly needed a haircut. Where does one get this done in Lubutu?
09 Nov 2009 / 3 minute read
MSF's involvement in health care in Lubutu is going to end.
30 Oct 2009 / 4 minute read
Ebola: "I was terrified of my first time in the high-risk zone. Now I train others."
Last blog post from a Muzungu* in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Iraq: "He is too young to be so hungry, too young to understand the decisions his family had to make to survive"
A neonatal experience in Gambela, Ethiopia
"Imagine a safe place": Working as a psychologist with refugee children
Innovation: Civil war, communities and HIV
When people flee to seek refuge
ER mode: My last patient in Nigeria
Yemen: Giving hope to people caught in the crossfire
Feeding little Bilal: treating malnutrition in Pakistan
Crossing the swamp: How we get healthcare to the people in remote South Sudan
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