The amount of disease here, and the advanced state of disease, can be a bit overwhelming. One of my primary areas of focus at the hospital this time is to teach a PNG physician-in-training (called a registrar) as much as I can. Her name is Imelda, and she goes by the name, "Dr. Mel." I have been making rounds with her and she has been assisting me in surgery.
We will be leaving for the Hewa Tribe in the Enga province one week from today This Sunday we will be meeting with the team and plotting out our schedule for teaching Village Childbirth Attendant (VCA) class, running a small medical clinic, and doing dental extractions.