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Learning the Hard Way

By Daniel Galat, M.D., SIGN Surgeon at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. One night in December, two weeks into the national doctors’ strike in Kenya, and with cases stacking up for surgery, I received a phone call from one of the third year orthopaedic residents. “Dr. Galat, you won’t believe this but your resident, Dr. John […]

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Responding to Typhoon Pablo

Excerpts from a Trip Report by Jun Valera Super typhoon Pablo has devastated Mindanao, mainly Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental, causing close to 1,000 deaths. 2, 662 have been reported injured and almost 17 billion (Php) in damages to properties according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRMMC). Pablo has affected a total […]

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Juba Teaching Hospital

We’ve landed and are doing fine in Juba, South Sudan. We have already visited Juba Teaching Hospital. The surgeons and medical staff are very pleased we are here. We sorted through the large boxes of donated SIGN supplies and tomorrow we will begin to put things into kits. Dr. Akau Aguto told us that before […]

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