Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sean Igelman is a recent graduate in Chemistry from Brown University and comes from Brent’s hometown, Medford, OR. His father is a Dermatologist and knows and collaborates with Brent's sister who is also a Dermatologist in Medford.

Sean has spent the last two months  working at the hospital, learning about the culture, and experiencing healthcare in Cameroon. He's had the chance to work in the various departments of the hospital, go to outreach clinics, spend time at a school with a Peace Corps worker, work on a HIV study, mentor the local youth in AIDS education, as well as, be a science tutor for our children. We've really enjoyed having him here and look forward to the possibility of his younger brother coming next year.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Julianna Abeh is a 94 year old lady.  She comes to the hospital, every few months for her high blood pressure.

This photo she is accompanied by her granddaughter.  It is always a joy to see her smiling face.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

There has not been a case of Ebola in Cameroon.

We are becoming concerned though, as the outbreak in West Africa has come to Nigeria and a separate outbreak is occurring in the Congo.

St. Martin De Porres Hospital has patients daily from Nigeria and our "Big" cities Yaounde and Douala.

We have have been preparing for the possibility of Ebola with talks and protocols but praying that it doesn't arrive and for those being affected.