Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Big Thank You !

Dr. Earl and Rosemary Parrish just finished 6 weeks volunteering at St. Martin De Porres.

Dr. Parrish is a plastic surgeon and Rosemary is a nurse. They both worked together many long hours, both in Njinikom and at Mbingo. So many patients were able to have surgeries that were life changing; surgeries that would be impossible in this part of the world without their presence.

So a Big Thank You Earl and Rosemary from all of us at Njinikom and Mbingo!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Therapeutic Committee Review

Each week we review all new HIV patients who qualify for HIV medications.  Patients qualify for HIV medications based mainly on two factors: clinical stage and CD4 level.   We also review those patients who are failing treatment.

The meeting is a time when counselors, nurses and physicians come together. Each person
plays an important role in deciding the  treatment regimen and identifying barriers to treatment adherence.

Though it can be difficult hearing the various patient stories, it is also a testament to the love and care the staff have for the people we serve.  We are blessed to be a part of this committee each week.