Category Archives: Medicine

Community Health Education

It’s been so long since I’ve written, with so many things both good and bad having happened, it’s hard to know what to say as I attempt to write again. The project is now in full swing.  Every week, I’m … Continue reading

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Politics, War, and Health in South Sudan

To call South Sudan a political hotbed is an understatement.  The country is the newest in the world.  The ruling government is still making the transition to a legitimate political party after twenty plus years as a rebel army.  If … Continue reading

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Sermonette: Teach us to number our days….

“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” – Psalm 90:12 Recently, the diocese held the annual mother’s union training, which calls women from all over the diocese to participate in a three-day … Continue reading

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Disease: Malaria

Malaria is a disease most of us know something about.  Through the news and stories from friends who’ve traveled abroad we know that malaria is caused through mosquitoes bites that carry a particular parasite that enters the blood and causes … Continue reading

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Disease: Onchocerciasis

One of the many diseases confronting the people in Rejaf Diocese is onchocerciasis.  Many times onchocerciasis is called or OV, riverblindness, or Oncho (pronounced Oncko) for short.  This disease was foreign to me when I first came to South Sudan, … Continue reading

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A Blue Note

One Thursday, I was in the Bishop’s office and heard the sound of mourning.  I recognized this sound because the Bari beat their drums a particular way whenever someone dies.  By my fourth week in South Sudan, I had heard … Continue reading

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