February 19, 2015 (Miracle Campus, Swaziland) This will be my closing blog from this trip to Swaziland. I’m scheduled back in three weeks as I’ll be joining the DMEI team that will be leaving Oklahoma City for Swaziland on March 12. In trying to put it all into context from the first time I came five years ago, the country has changed, and there is a new optimism with the ebb of new diagnoses of HIV. To me, that optimism seems embedded in the children – the next generation that will replace the “missing generation” of parents. Because we are embedded in schools for the outreach clinics, there have been a lot of children on this trip. We have faith that our efforts will make their world a better place, with better opportunities for living life in good health. Here’s to the Swazi children!
Ophthalmologist joining a medical team providing clinical care and academic exchange programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America to support development of blindness prevention programs including clinical care, educational exchanges and research activities - coordinated through a team of amazing eye care professionals in government, academic, private practice and international non-governmental organization (INGOs) settings across the globe. All in the pursuit of eliminating avoidable blindness and vision loss. ... full info