OGACHI Blog

Self-Care

June 5, 2017

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Karanga Valley Summit at night

Every night we conduct a debrief after dinner led by a different person each night. Debrief is based on the topic of the leader’s choice; he/she can choose to talk about what we experienced throughout the rotation of the day or to discuss a specific topic. Debrief generally includes a discussion of everything we experienced throughout the day but can also include specific topics or objectives.

(Global) Community Health Clinical in Barbados!

May 24, 2017

a sign

Hi Everyone!

I’m back at it again, this time I’m in Barbados to fulfill my clinical hours for my community and public health nursing course at Duke. I’m going to share some of the highlights of what I’ve learned about Barbados and their health care system on our first full day in the country. (I’ve been in the country over a week now, but for school I was assigned to write about the first day, and this took a little while).

Off the Beaten Path

May 8, 2017

Kilimanjar overlooking African savannah

Today we went on our first “real” adventure! Up to this point everything we have done outside of the compound has been scheduled; however, today we decided to let one of the doctors and his coworkers take us on a walk to see a clear view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. It is something we have all been wanting to do since we arrived and have been waiting for a nice clear day to do so.

Just Be Free

April 17, 2017

woman in Africa

Putting any aspect of this trip into words seems like an unrealistic task, but here I am giving it a try. After seven days, I am in love with Tanzania and the beautiful souls that fill this place. There is something so refreshing about being brought back to the simplicity of life where you are forced to unplug from our technology driven society.

Memories to Last a Lifetime

April 3, 2017

Kilimanjaro

Wow, what an incredible day! Our group was picked up at 9 a.m. by our tour guide, Alpha, for a windshield survey of the area. We rode in 4-wheel drive vehicles, which was good because many of the roads were not paved, so it was a very bumpy ride at times! Our first stop was a hike with a beautiful view of the villages and forests below.

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