Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Dr. Eugene

Dr. Eugene is a general practitioner and the Medical Director of St. Martin de Porres. He is an exceptional leader, excellent doctor, and a very good friend. He has worked at the hospital for 4 years now and is from this area so he speaks Kom, the local indigenous language.  He is also fluent in French, English, Pidgin and Fulfulde which come in quite handy.

Dr. Eugene is our HIV and TB expert. The three of us share responsibilities on the Medical, Children's and Newborn wards, as well as the outreach to 6 villages. Thank you Dr. Eugene for your expertise, dedication and especially for your friendship!

Eugene, Eunice and their two beautiful children

Eugene and his wife Eunice

Baby Daniella

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Recently we had two Belgian medical students, Xander and Peter, here for three months. We really enjoy having medical students learn and work at the hospital. They help us with patient care, we enjoy teaching, and they end up having an unforgettable, life changing experience.  

Right is Peter, Left is Xander

Friday, May 1, 2015


Synthia, a 13 year old girl, presented to the hospital after about a month of fevers and abdominal pain. On physical exam, a right upper quadrant mass could be felt. Ultrasound (thank you Micromaxx) showed a number of masses that appeared to be abscesses. Needle aspiration revealed fluid consistent with amoebas.  She was taken to the operating room and over 1 liter of pus was removed.  She did very well post operatively and this picture is about 1 month after discharge.

needle aspiration fluid
liver amoebas