Posts In: Clinic

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The Speed of Life and Death

A small health clinic in the south of New Delhi, doctors and community health workers are tackling the tuberculosis crisis in their midst. This one location manages the care of almost 100 TB patients, including drug-resistant forms of the disease — difficult, expensive and often deadly.

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Waiting Room

Waiting. At a clinic near Worcester, South Africa. I’m back posting again, and finally on a subject that is my everyday work: tuberculosis and global health

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Grandmother

A woman waits with her family members in the triage area of Lilongwe’s Kamuzu Central Hospital.

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Hallway Sign

In an almost-dark hallway at Kamuzu Central Hospital.

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Antimalarial Distribution

At the Healthy Center in Mpemba, a Health Surveillance Assistant (HSA) distributes Coartem for children, an artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) for the treatment of acute, uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria.

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Agnes

One of the many positive outcomes of Likalawe’s monthly outreach clinics is the gratitude of the villagers. And few gestures could better signify this goodwill than what Agnes Sumali does for the HSAs that make the monthly trip from Mpemba.

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Smiling Kids

Some of the smiling kids in the village, excited to talk to their visitors.

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Clinic Mother

A mother with her children after the mobile outreach clinic in Likalawe Village, Malawi.

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Healthcare Where The Road Ends

On the second Tuesday of each month, about 6km beyond the village of Mpemba, where the narrow road hugs a hillside over rocks and streams, there is a clinic. The clinic isn’t a flashy building with bright hallways and fancy equipment, although there is a lot of natural light. There isn’t even a building at all.

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Kids

At the mobile outreach clinic, organized monthly from the Mpemba Healthy Center.

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Children’s Ward

The Children’s Ward at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe. The closest beds are in the “Red Zone,” with the sickest children and getting the highest attention from staff.

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Waiting Mothers

Just outside the main room of the Pediatric Ward, two mothers wait with their children.

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Nurse Kunkeyani

Nurse Kunkeyani, outside the maternity unit where she works, at Kamuzu Central Hospital.

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Waiting Area

A father waits with his son in the Emergency Department of Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe.