Healthcare in Peru

Greetings from Lima, Peru! We’ve been here for a little over a month now and decided to look back on our journey so far. Thanks to Philosophy Professor Jorge Secada, a limeño who splits his time between teaching at UVA in Charlottesville and living in Peru, we got accustomed to Lima pretty quickly. We’ve been... Continue Reading →


Maternal Mortality and C-section Complications

The woman lying expressionless on a cot in the dimly-lit I.C.U. was about my age. She had highlights in her braided hair and deep brown, sunburned skin. She arrived at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Kigali (CHUK) yesterday for management of postpartum hemorrhage. I listened to the resident anesthesiologist present her case. Her name was Clementine.... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Thohoyandou, South Africa

Good evening from Washington, D.C.! I'm writing from my home after having just returned from Thohoyandou, South Africa, the Community Health in Limpopo (CHIL) research site. ​The past few weeks were so crazy and filled with hours of field work, it's strange to be home and not working.  I thought I'd talk a little bit... Continue Reading →

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