Category Archives: Life in Zimbabwe

ZCBC Pastoral Letter About Conditions in Zimbabwe

Hi, Everyone – BHA is a sectarian and nonpolitical organization. At the same time, we want you to know about the current economic, social and political events that affect St. Albert’s Mission Hospital. BHA’s mission is to help St. Albert’s … Continue reading

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Hunger and Malnutrition

The food hampers that St. Albert’s provides to the hungry and malnourished include two sacks of mealie meal (corn meal), cooking oil, pasta, beans and dried fish. Donate here to BHA and help St. Albert’s ease hunger and suffering among … Continue reading

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Conditions at St. Albert’s Mission Hospital

Hi, Everyone There have been many news reports recently about deteriorating conditions in Zimbabwe. Here is how how those conditions are affecting St. Albert’s Mission Hospital. On Sunday, 13 January, the Zimbabwe government announced a 150 percent increase in diesel … Continue reading

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Christmas 2008 – St. Albert’s

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

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First-time visit to St. Albert’s Mission Hospital

Dr. Lowell Schnipper and I visited St. Albert’s in late July and early August 2016, mainly to learn more about the needs of the hospital’s cervical-cancer prevention program. Dr. Schnipper is an oncologist with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and … Continue reading

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Practice compassion to improve healthcare

During my visit to Zimbabwe in March 2011 I met a young woman who’d been diagnosed with breast cancer several years earlier. Surgeons in Harare performed a mastectomy, and she lost her left breast. I asked her if she told … Continue reading

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AIDS Stigma in Zimbabwe

I recently asked a physician in Zimbabwe by email whether stigma is still a problem for people with HIV/AIDS. Here is his reply: Yes, in some sections stigma remains a big problem for people with HIV/AIDS, especially low-income working-class people … Continue reading

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Typhoid Fever Strikes Harare

HARARE, 30 January 2012 (IRIN) – Over the past few weeks some 900 residents of the Zimbabwean capital Harare have been diagnosed with typhoid, and about 60 have been admitted to hospital, say health authorities. See the full report. Here … Continue reading

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Leading Health Problems Around St. Albert’s

A village on the escarpment near St. Albert’s Mission Hospital Abby Norris Turner, PhD, is a public health researcher in Ohio State University’s Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, who has conducted research in Zimbabwe since 1999. Her … Continue reading

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Cancer in Zimbabwe: Elizabeth’s breast cancer returns; she asks for your spiritual support

Rome 21st June 2011 Dearest Friends, God has always good plans for each and every one of us.  Greetings from Rome! Some of you have been following my breast-cancer illness for many years now, so I have to give you … Continue reading

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