Accessing Health Care on College Campuses 101

By: Loreta Matheo, M.D., Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Across the country, parents are busy buying sheets for XL twin beds and college bound students are thinking about educational courses to take and friendships to make.  The time on college campuses is filled with many stimulating activities and opportunities and… Read more »

Immunizations and Getting Ready for School

By: Marian Michaels, MD, MPH, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC’s Division of Infectious Diseases Summer is going by quickly! While it is hard to believe, it is time to start thinking about getting your children ready for the school year and is the perfect time to get your child’s vaccines updated. Getting vaccinated is one… Read more »

The End: Kumasi, Ghana

Time runs out too quickly at the end. There are too many last minute loose ends to tie up and it is difficult when you are tired. Too many toys to pass out to all the kids; too many families and staff to say goodbye to; too many instruments to pack; too many post-operative instructions; too… Read more »

Day 5: Dakar

Day 5: Dakar Today is our last full day of surgery. Tomorrow, our host Dr. Seringe Gueye, arranged a symposium of lectures that would be shared between faculty from the three teaching hospitals in Dakar and our team. I have not given many details about our hosts, but they are all extraordinarily kind and helpful…. Read more »

Day 4: Dakar

Day 4: Dakar Morning coffee in the hotel is wonderful. Dark and strong. Senegal was a French colony until declaring independence just over 50 years ago. One of the lasting tributes to French culture is the pastries and cafés you can find in most restaurants and hotels. Other than the French language as the official… Read more »