International health, Malawi, pulmonary and critical care fellowship

A tea field day and Malawian wedding crashing

There are thousands of acres of tea estates in Southern and Eastern Malawi, 50 and 120 km away from where we live in Blantyre.  As we travel South even 30 minutes, I can see the drastic transformation in the landscape from dirt and dead brown grass to densely clustered, verdant tea bushes.  It's amazing how vastly… Continue reading A tea field day and Malawian wedding crashing

International health, Malawi, medicine, pulmonary and critical care fellowship

Malawian step aerobics class and Madonna visits

This first full week at work has been one where many administrative tasks had to be done before my study could be officially initiated.  At MLW (Malawi-Liverpool-Welcome Trust), this translates into a lot of one-on-one sit down meetings with the departments for orientation and acquiring a physical signature on a sheet of paper.  I spent most of… Continue reading Malawian step aerobics class and Madonna visits

fellowship training, International health, Malawi, medicine, pulmonary and critical care fellowship

Wintering in Malawi

After a 40 hour journey, I am finally in Blantyre, Malawi as of 07/05/2017.  The longest portion of the flight was 13 hours from Washington D.C. to Addis Ababa. I became restless after watching 3 films and reading one book.  I will rate the following entertainment in order of enjoyment if you are looking to entertain yourself:… Continue reading Wintering in Malawi

faith, fellowship training, medicine, pulmonary and critical care fellowship

No one wants to talk about it

Dying in the university ICU. Only the dying come into the ICU. No one wants to hear it, but it's the truth. 40% of the patients who come into our ICU, die in our hospital. Maybe not right away, but in a few days or a few weeks later, their disease is relentless, irreversible and their organs continue to fail, beyond… Continue reading No one wants to talk about it