February 18, 2019
It is my last day here in Machame and I can honestly say I have mixed feelings about returning to the US. I am obviously very excited to see friends/family and be back in Durham, but I will definitely miss this place and people that I have called “home” for the past 5 weeks. This really hit me when I was getting off Mt.
January 23, 2019
I cannot believe I am already entering my last week in Machame! This time has flown by. I feel like last week was the first time I really felt established here. I feel very comfortable with the providers and hospital staff and have more sense of my role here. Sadly, I am leaving quite soon after feeling this way. I would love to return here one day!
December 27, 2018
I have just come back from an extremely restful weekend in Zanzibar! Photos do not do this place justice and I recommend it be at the top of everyone’s travel list. I am so thankful for my time there with my new Austrian friends.
November 26, 2018
I have just completed my first week in Machame and already feel very much a part of the hospital. Machame is a smaller town up in the mountains.
October 15, 2018
We started the day meeting and collaborating with our UPOLI students, as well as a videographer from the university. We then headed to the barrio to spend the morning with our families.