Swapping the emergency rooms for the community 

People often ask me how I manage to do the work that I do, and my answer is always the same, I can't imagine doing anything else and being satisfied. Being a doctor in a third world country is different from how medical practice is portrayed on television shows like Grey's Anatomy or House. It's … Continue reading Swapping the emergency rooms for the community 

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Terminal illness and death, an African perspective 

We all die eventually, even those who seem invincible will find themselves face to face with their mortality. While mankind has accepted this reality, the actual process of dying haunts even the bravest amongst us. Some more advanced societies ( or primitive depending on your point of view) have used the idea of life after … Continue reading Terminal illness and death, an African perspective 

Breastfeeding: What every African mum should know (part 2)

Im my previous post (which I encourage you to read if u have not), I introduced the topic of breastfeeding with a focus on an African mother. I discussed the technique of breastfeeding, introducing supplementary feeds as well as formula feeding. As promised I will conclude that discussion in this second part, which is just … Continue reading Breastfeeding: What every African mum should know (part 2)