New Findings on How Conservatives Perceive Global Nutrition Show that “Feeding the Hungry” Not a Strong Impetus to Engage
Sep 12 2017
By Melany EthridgeHope Through Healing Hands presented the latest findings of an important study on perceptions about international nutrition to key leaders in Washington, D.C., last week, with the goal of educating organizations promoting global nutrition about successful messaging for stronger advocacy, legislation, and funding for the issue. The study was funded by the Eleanor Crook Foundation, and it was conducted by executive director Jenny Eaton Dyer, Ph.D., and Brian L. Heuser, Ed.D of Vanderbilt University.
Sep 08 2017
By Ryan Van NostrandThis week was an interesting week. During clinic days there were a number of good ultrasound teaching
cases including a DVT US which was positive. There was a unique opportunity to go the regional hospital
in Linden which is a mining town and more resource poor in terms of medical care.
Sep 06 2017
By Jamie RobinsonThe last 2 weeks have been a whirlwind. From the moment I saw the sign with my name held by the friendliest driver I’ve ever had at the airport in Nairobi all I have seen are smiles. Every person I have encountered has been nothing but kind and welcoming.
By John RouseThis week, the U.S. Senate is expected to make some serious decisions on funding levels for global health programs. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is even on the key subcommittee. Such foreign assistance — less than one percent of the total U.S. budget — was cut by 32 percent in President Donald Trump’s first budget request.
By Jenny Eaton Dyer, PhDAs women, sometimes we can be consumed with the needs of all the people right before us in our homes and communities. Yet, there is a longing in each of us to be part of something bigger than ourselves. We experience empathy and concern for others, our neighbors, both near and far.
Aug 31 2017
The past month taking care of patients, teaching, and learning from my colleagues in the A&E at GPHC has been a wonderful experience as always. I have learned a great deal and I have also had the opportunity to teach in a variety of settings, which has been very gratifying. I never leave here not in awe at the great work these physicians do with the limited resources they have available. I also rarely leave without a memory of some patient that we were not able to help as much as I would have liked due to these limitations. This month in particular it was a lack of streptokinase (the medicine they usually give here to break up the blood clots that cause heart attacks as they do not have a Cardiac Catheterization option available at GPHC). Over the month we unfortunately saw many patients with heart attacks and there was little we could do for them. Still, the physicians here push on and do the best they can with what they have. I am looking forward to my next trip back in a few weeks so I can continue to work alongside these excellent physicians providing the best care possible to the people of Guyana.