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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MSN student Melissa Peterson is working with Dr. Kristin Schroeder at the Cancer Center at Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania. She is sharing her experience in a blog entitled "Experiences of an Oncology NP in Tanzania." Click here to read her blog.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

DUSON ABSN students were recently featured in the Duke Global Baton photo campaign. The Duke Global Baton is an Instagram photo project circling the globe for 90 days to showcase the Duke community's travels, adventures and daily lives around the world. All photos can be found at https://www.instagram.com/dukeglobalbaton/.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Having a vision statement of “take DUSON to the world, and bring the world to DUSON” might seem a little daunting, but in the Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives (OGACHI), they are very clear about their mission — creating successful, two-way global partnerships.

Monday, May 8, 2017

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.

Friday, April 21, 2017

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.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

The Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives (OGACHI) welcomes international visiting research scholar Hanna Choi, PhD, registered staff nurse in the Department of Emergency Room at Seoul National University Hospital in Seoul, Korea for a 10-month visit. Choi will be mentored and have a professional development experience under the guidance of Eun-Ok Im.

During her time at DUSON she will: 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

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.

Friday, March 10, 2017

We have successfully completed our first week of clinical rotations at Kilema hospital but sadly will begin our last week here in Tanzania.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

We arrived to Kilema Hospital in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania late Tuesday evening. After a good night’s sleep to ward off our jet lag, we woke Wednesday morning and met Sister Charles, the Matron of the hospital. She, with graceful and quiet authority, introduced us to the campus of Kilema Hospital. Despite the isolated location among the hilly base of Mount Kilimanjaro, reachable only by a rocky dirt road, the facilities house a number of departments: outpatient, inpatient, maternity, an operation theater and a counseling and treatment center for HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Office of Global and Community Health Initiatives (OGACHI) welcomes international visiting research scholar Ching-yu Cheng, PhD, RN, professor for Chang Gung University of Science and Technology in Chiai, Taiwan for a four-month visit. Cheng will be mentored and have a professional development experience under the guidance of Eun-Ok Im.

During her time at DUSON she will: