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Death's Doorstep

Here's a view from the middle of the hospital. The wards are to the left and the HIV care to the right. Most patients sleep two to a bed, there are significant limitations on what tests can be ordered (the CT scan has been down for 2 weeks), and patients can't leave until they pay, so there's a locked gate with guards behind the camera. Inspite of all this, many good things happen here everyday; lives are saved, people with HIV get treatments they could never afford in the states, and I've learned how to treat more malaria, TB, and HIV than I'll ever see at home. Sorry there's no gross photos of people dying. There's plenty of that too, but it's probably not prudent to post that on the internet.
Life in Western Kenya

January 29th 2009
Here are a few pictures of our daily life in Kenya. Sarah splits her time between working at the pediatric center at the hospital and working in the marketing department for a factory of HIV positive women who make jewelry and other artisan crafts. I tend to go to the hospital every morning and do a lot of standing around, although this week I've spent time in rural health clinics doing outpatie ... read more
Africa » Kenya » Rift Valley Province » Eldoret

Kenyan Flag Founding president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence until his death in 1978, when President Daniel Toroitich arap MOI took power in a constitutional succession. The country was a de facto one-party state from 196... ... read more
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