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Hello, BHA supporters – Click here to download a PDF of Christmas 2008 – St. Albert’s Mission Hospital, an accordion-fold book that I made to honor Dr. Elizabeth Tarira. Elizabeth was director of St. Albert’s from 1999 to 2012. I … Continue reading
In an earlier post, I described preparations for two “Understanding Cancer” workshops at St. Albert’s Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe Nov. 10 and 11. I worked with Dr. Julia Musariri, the director of St. Albert’s, and with Dr. Stanely Tapesana, one … Continue reading
Hello, Everyone – I am writing to you from St. Albert’s Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe. The hospital is located in a rural area 120 miles north of the capital city Harare. I am in second and final week here, and … Continue reading
Hi, Everyone, BHA has received the 2014 second-quarter report for the St. Albert’s Mission Hospital Cervical Cancer Prevention Program. The project began in August 2013 to reduce the suffering and death from cervical cancer, the leading cause of cancer death … Continue reading
St. Albert’s Mission Hospital opened a new and larger outpatient department (OPD) in February. The building and furnishings were purchased with support from Rock No War! and other Italian NGOs. Room 8 of the OPD houses St. Albert’s Cervical Cancer … Continue reading
Hi, Everyone, The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), recognizes 4 February each year as World Cancer Day. Some quick facts about cancer … Continue reading
Hi, Everyone, I’m happy to report that on 1 August, 2013, St. Albert’s Mission Hospital officially began its Cervical-Cancer Prevention Program. During the month of August, the hospital clinic screened 216 women for the presence of pre-cancerous cells that would … Continue reading
Here is an interesting story from today’s New York Times about breast cancer in Uganda: Uganda Fights Stigma and Poverty to Take On Breast Cancer Here is the URL alone: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/16/health/uganda-fights-stigma-and-poverty-to-take-on-breast-cancer.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20131016&_r=0 A question for our Zimbabwean readers: What can done … Continue reading
Hi, Everyone, Much is going on at BHA behind the scenes, and it has kept me away for too long. Following is a brief summary of a two-week trip to Zimbabwe that ended March 28. The trip’s accomplishments include the … Continue reading