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Our last weekend

We decided to experience some more South African culture during our last weekend of our trip. On Saturday, we headed to uShaka Marine World. uShaka opened in 2004 and offers an aquarium, a beach, and an amusement park. Most of more »

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Durban Discoveries

On Thursday (6/13) we said our goodbyes to Port Shepstone and the lovely friends we made with both staff at Murchison Hospital and with the Johns Hopkins group.  Our journey back was beautiful and we arrived safely in Durban. We more »

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TB/HIV Drug Adherence Presentation

This morning (June 12th), I had my presentation on TB/HIV drug adherence for nurses at the outpatient department. I started my presentation with questions on what the nurses think the main reasons are why patients default from the medication regimen.  more »

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South African Food

On Monday (6/10/13) we had our very first authentic South African dinner catered by Stephan and his staff. It was absolutely delightful! South Africans usually have a typical dish called Samp & Beans. We enjoyed this with some curried chicken, more »

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Weekend Adventures x2

Yesterday (Saturday) our group was introduced to the South African wildlife, up close and personal. We started our morning driving to Lake Eland Game Preserve, a wildlife area about an hour east of Port Shepstone, nestled in the Oribi Gorge. more »

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Attempting to Reciprocate

2013/06/07 ( South African entry of the date). One of the ways we’re attempting to thank our hosts for their kindness in allowing us to observe care in their clinics and medical units is to help them with the transfer more »

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Stephan’s Guest House

  Today, I am going to talk about Stephan’s Guest House, the B&B at which we are staying.  When the owner, Stephan came from Germany to visit his uncle in Port Shepstone in 2004, he was amazed by the beautiful more »

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South Coast Hospice

On June 5th, half of our team went to the South Coast Hospice. The South Coast Hospice was established in 1983 and focused on a home care program for terminally ill people. Over the years, an in-patient unit has opened, more »

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