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Restructured Health Care

Yesterday we learned about the three levels of the Restructured Health Care System, and today we were able to see the primary level in action.

Truly Immerse Yourself In the Local Culture

We started the day at Mass in celebration of UST’s Nurses Week. Then we toured around the campus with Mama Beth Cortez and our UST buddies.

Global Clinical Immersion in the Philippines

After three flights, 2 layovers (one in Tokyo!), a very long, traffic-packed bus ride, and a late-night run to Jollibee (the Philippine equivalent to McDonalds), 9 very tired, but excited students had finally arrived at UST.  After an all too quick night of slumber we experienced our first day in the Philippines and what an adventure it was.

Simple Things, So Many Emotions

Another day at Kilema Hospital has come and gone. Today I was at the CTC. This is where they hold weekly clinics for community members with HIV and TB. It is an outpatient clinic that allows those with HIV and TB to come and receive free treatment and medication. Today was a TB clinic day. It was slower today with not much patient traffic.

Self-Care

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.

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