Video from IOWD

While I was in Rwanda in February 2018, there was a team there filming video and taking photos of our work. This is a short segment of what I hope will be a longer video. It features the founder of IOWD, Barbara Margolies, as well as several of the physicians I work with, including Star … More Video from IOWD

August 2018: Updates!

I am happy to announce that the Rwandan Ministry of Health, with the aid and encouragement of IOWD, is in the process of building a 3rd operating room at Kibagabaga Hospital in Kigali. This is the primary hospital where the team operates while in Rwanda. Having a third operating room will allow surgeons to perform … More August 2018: Updates!

Home again

I made it home safely and am finally back to waking and sleeping in the Eastern time zone. I always forget how hard it is to accommodate to the time change when flying east to west–I am ready for bed by 3PM! I have sorted through and edited most of my photos, and wanted to … More Home again

Day 9: Headed home

The last day always has a way of both seeming far away and coming way too soon. I feel like I have been here for much longer than 9 days, but I am ready to be home. I never sleep very well here (despite being exhausted) and working in the heat is hard on my … More Day 9: Headed home

Day 5

Today I continued to work on all the little jobs that pop up as the mission goes on. One of the women (Donatha) had a very long surgery yesterday–8 hours. She had a complicated problem that required an abdominal surgery. She had a 103 degree fever this morning, which made us worried that she might … More Day 5