- Beaten againZambians are generally incredibly laid back – in fact, sometimes if they were more relaxed, I think they would go backwards. Whenever you meet someone, it’s always right here to greet them and then ask each other how they are Posted by DrHannah in Dr Hannah in Zambia | Apr 13, 2014
- PressuresIt’s been so hot for the past few days but no more rain seems to be coming. I haven’t been able to sleep too well because of the heat. I’m grateful for some cloud cover today because I actually have Posted by DrHannah in Dr Hannah in Zambia | Apr 6, 2014
- Daily Amusements (mainly in OPD)Daily Amusements
The outpatient department here has two “general medical rooms” – Room 12 staffed by clinical officers and Room 13 by doctors. Room 12 is open 24 hours every day and is the entry point for out of hours admissions Posted by DrHannah in Dr Hannah in Zambia | Mar 30, 2014
- Triumphs and TearsLuckily we have internet so did find out the final rugby. Well done to the Irish (for all the Irish reading this blog) but obviously the English amongst us were pretty disappointed. Not sure which side of the fence the Posted by DrHannah in Dr Hannah in Zambia | Mar 23, 2014
- A mixed weekJust finished making a batch of a variation on welsh cakes with ginger instead of dried fruit – I’m taking them round to Laura’s house for brunch, however I must confess to having eaten two spread with butter (or Blue Posted by DrHannah in Dr Hannah in Zambia | Mar 16, 2014
- FoodHere at New Day Orphanage, we like to experiment with making different foods. While there's a store roughly 45 minutes away that holds many things, you have to basically make things from scratch here. If not, you just make what Posted by WorldRun in Getting Started | Mar 10, 2014
- Which language?There are 72 languages spoken in Zambia. The local language is Nyanja and I am sadly only able to speak very short (usually one word) phrases to my patients currently to be able to ask a few basic questions as Posted by DrHannah in Dr Hannah in Zambia | Mar 8, 2014
- Wot no blood?In the Second World War, there were a series of cartoons entitled “Wot No”, with the latest rationed item, designed to be an amusing commentary on the situation of very short supplies.
This reminds me slightly of our Tuesday morning clinical Posted by DrHannah in Dr Hannah in Zambia | Mar 8, 2014
- Settling inIt’s now been nearly four weeks since arriving in Zambia. My journey here was fairly easy – two Ethiopian Airlines flights with a three hour stop-over in Addis Ababa arriving at midday. I was picked up from the airport and Posted by DrHannah in Dr Hannah in Zambia | Mar 8, 2014
- Day by DayA reference to Godspell for all those rehearsing – I am thinking of you, hope all’s going well.
I thought I’d tell you about what I’m actually doing here, as I suppose that’s what you’re most interested in.
I’m part of Posted by DrHannah in Dr Hannah in Zambia | Mar 8, 2014
- Story TimeHaving being gone for just over a month now, I will recap some of my favorite memories, including pictures. Okay, here we go:
Stored Memory #1: Spanish Helper
Before one of my flights, a guy asked me about the book I Posted by WorldRun in Getting Started | Feb 14, 2014
- Vacation!We've had a great several days of vacation since we wrapped up our work at Zimba on Friday. There was no shortage of work before we left, though - we had our first late-night C-section of the month Thursday night Posted by vagabundos in Ben and Mariel in Zambia | Feb 5, 2014
- SchedulingThere are schedules and routines everywhere you go. Zambia is no exception. Bellow is a list of my day to day schedule, complete with the Zambian time.
**Note: Bellow is Zambian time. Most people will be 8 hours behind this time. Posted by WorldRun in Getting Started | Jan 31, 2014
- Photo timeWell, we're starting our last week here at Zimba Mission Hospital. It has been a really good rotation, despite the hard situations. This weekend was busy but good - yesterday we did 3 C-sections (one for cord prolapse after a Posted by vagabundos in Ben and Mariel in Zambia | Jan 26, 2014
- A hard weekThis week has been hard. The following is an excerpt from my journal of our time here from yesterday. It was hard to live and probably hard to read, not to mention sprinkled with medical terminology. This is the reality Posted by vagabundos in Ben and Mariel in Zambia | Jan 24, 2014
- Trading PlacesNo, not the Eddie Murphy movie.
Ben and I have swapped roles in the hospital - now I am working in maternity while he covers the medical ward. Maternity encompasses several areas: the postpartum ward, which is full of the mothers Posted by vagabundos in Ben and Mariel in Zambia | Jan 20, 2014
- Hello, My Name Is___________School has begun, workers continue to work around the compound and I keep meeting new people, which means more new names for me to learn. It occurred to me that here in Zambia, on this compound, I have been called Posted by WorldRun in Getting Started | Jan 14, 2014
- Staying BusyHello again,
Sorry for the delay in posting again! Rest assured we are keeping busy. We round most every day, and seem to be called in for this and that (i.e. deliveries and C-sections) whenever, in addition to staying until the Posted by vagabundos in Ben and Mariel in Zambia | Jan 14, 2014
- Zambian WayAfter two days of traveling, 4 airplane rides, 1 bus ride and lots of rain later, I made it to New Day Orphanage. Though my luggage didn't make it with me, and it has been a week since I last Posted by WorldRun in Getting Started | Jan 8, 2014
- One week inHey everyone! Sorry this update is coming kind of late, we have had a very difficult time getting internet set up. It got so bad that people were starting to request we not come near their electronic devices out of Posted by vagabundos in Ben and Mariel in Zambia | Jan 7, 2014
- ZambiaWe have officially left the center and have made our way to Zambia. We flew from Arusha to Dar es Salam and were planning to spend the night in the airport because our flight to Livingstone was leaving really early Posted by kristen_george in African Adventure | Aug 6, 2013
- LusakaHet vervolg van de reis.
Bulawayo: We zijn nog een paar dagen in Bulawayo gebleven. Op de laatste dag naar het vlakbij gelegen Matopo National park gereden, een weekend uitje/picknick voor de Bulawayonezen. Mooi maar niet erg Posted by Jan-en-Anneke in Van Kaapstad naar Caïro en verder | Aug 2, 2013
- LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIAI began my 3 week journey through Africa in Livingstone, Zambia. I stayed at the Chrismar Hotel for 5 nights. The hotel was fantastic. Free breakfast & wifi were included. There was a nice pool area with a swim-up bar.
My Posted by ChantelleS in See the World Through My Eyes | May 30, 2013
- A working holiday in Zambia
How to describe Zambia? The sense of community within smaller towns is incredible and the people are so welcoming you almost forget you are a foreigner. Almost.
My trip was with my university so this gave me an opportunity Posted by Viewpoint13 in My Travel's | May 12, 2013
- South Luangwa National Park
Greetings all from the shores of Zanzibar! This will be my last night in sub-Saharan Africa, before I fly off to Amsterdam to begin my European journey tomorrow morning. Yet the experience I’ll be discussing in this blog entry occurred Posted by Liamps in Liam's Globo trip | Feb 13, 2013