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North America » United States March 15th 2012

March 15, 2012 (In the Air) Somewhere at 20,000 feet above 42 minutes out of Atlanta. Just figured out that GoGo has a deal with I get online access to the Internet on the flight for nada! :) Life is gooder than ever!... read more

North America » United States » Oklahoma » Oklahoma City March 15th 2012

March 15, 2012 (Oklahoma City, OK) We're at the Will Rogers World Airport ready to embark for the other side of the world. Meeting up with the entire team members - still not sure how many are going. Our DMEI team is 4 people: Dr. Farris, Dr. Hobbs, Dr. Adesina and myself (Hobbs and Adesina are senior residents). We're all counting on Adesina (of Nigerian heritage) to guide us through this trip, but I think he's more Okie than Nigerian! He said he stands out in Nigeria too...because he's bigger than most Nigerians. Ron Hobbs thinks its because his parents fed him too much. I think it's because he wears a USA baseball cap! :) Lots of luggage with strange medical equipment and supplies. We got it all checked through just we'll see how easy ... read more
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North America » United States » Oklahoma » Oklahoma City March 15th 2012

March 15, 2012 (Oklahoma City, OK) We leave for Swaziland shortly after noon local time today. We fly via Delta to Atlanta and then directly to Johannesberg South Africa - a bit of a jaunt! It all comes at a pretty busy time, but looking forward to the adventure, seeing another continent and seeing if we can help make an impact in this poor country. Its a small country just North East of South Africa. It has some noteriety in having the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the world and this has engendered a global call for assistance to the country. Part of the broader team we're traveling with will be focused on that aspect of care. Our work will focus on helping the country's only ophthlamologist plan and establish resources to improve eye care services ... read more

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