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The Nurses

I believe the word is mastery. Patient after patient I saw Sein’s fingers fly through the workflows, diagnosing and prescribing with a speed and assurance befitting a master of their craft. Seeing her go about her daily routines, we from … Continue reading

CliniPAK v.3

Since Debbie last blogged over a year ago, a lot has happened with CliniPAK. I joined Vecna at the start of 2012 as the project manager for our Zanzibar and Kenya programs. In this role, I have been traveling back … Continue reading

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For Good Mothers

My first night at Enoosaen I witnessed a miracle. I had never seen a woman give birth before, and seeing that child’s face emerge and come to life was an experience beyond anything I could imagine or expect. Then again, … Continue reading

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The Evolving Maasai

For the first time in my life, I roasted and ate the heart of an animal. This past weekend, we were invited by some Maasai friends we met while on a matatu, a public bus commonly used to travel Kenya. … Continue reading

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Weekly Summary (5/29 – 6/7/12)

We have only been in Kenya for a week and a half, yet we have already done so much and learned a lot about the logistics of implementing the CliniPAK system. After we arrived late in Nairobi last Tuesday, we … Continue reading

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Identifying Patients in Rural Kenya

Perhaps the greatest feature of the Clinipak system—and any form of electronic medical records—is that, when a patient has already been entered into the system, his/her information can be easily accessed during subsequent visits. However, unlike in the U.S. and … Continue reading

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Enoosaen and DHMT

The Enoosaen Clinic falls under the supervision of the District Health Management Team (DHMT) in Kilgoris. The DHMT was created in 1992 in an attempt to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of health care services by focusing on … Continue reading

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Improving Health at Enoosaen

The health care infrastructure is weak in the rural villages like Enoosaen where very little technology is used in patient care. It’s difficult to follow up with patients and to report statistical data because of inefficient patient data recording. This … Continue reading

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Mnazi Mmoja National Hospital

Happy Valentine’s day for those In the States. I am now in Zanzibar island, Tanzania, and here we will stay to set up a home base in East Africa and tackle the implementation of an electronic medical record at the … Continue reading

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Training (and a Test) in Nairobi

The training of the second wave of community health workers (CHWs) was set for Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Mbagathi Hospital’s CCC (HIV/AIDS Clinic) in Nairobi, Kenya. This was my first opportunity to leave the country without my kids. Daniel … Continue reading