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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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