Zulu Scholars 2013


Welcome to the 2013 Zulu Scholars Blog. This is a blog by students, a newly minted graduate, and a faculty member from the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing who are in South Africa, as part of an Institute academic course that includes an international experience.

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Inge Corless

June 6, 2013

Stephan's Guest House

Today, I am going to talk about Stephan's Guest House, the B&B at which we are staying. When the owner, Stephan came from Germany to visit his uncle in Port Shepstone in 2004, he was amazed by the beautiful views around his uncle's property which was situated right in front of the beautiful Tweni beach and Port Shepstone Country Club. He then wanted to build a B&B Guest House right next to his uncle's house to share the beautiful scenery with others. Stephan's Guest House was opened with three guest rooms in 2005. He has continued to add more rooms and amenities for his guests. Now he...
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June 5, 2013

MDR-TB Presentation & Observations

It was a very productive day here at Merchison Hospital. In addition to other activities, time was made for rounds of interesting observations in the male and female MDR-TB wards and for observing a physician engaging in follow up appointments. We met with patients who were looking quite well and were surprisingly cooperative. I am so intrigued with the positive attitudes and courtesy South Africans all have. Endless smiles with the willingness to help makes this place remarkable. I was also given the opportunity to present my topic of MDR-TB and pregnancy to some of the enrolled nurses and...
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June 2, 2013

First visit to Murchison Hospital

It is our second day. We are still recovering from jetlag but we are very excited to visit Murchison Hospital with the Johns Hopkins team. Murchison hospital is one of the satellite clinics that provides inpatient, outpatient medical and surgical cares as well as mother & child rehabilitation services for people with MDR-TB (multi-drug resistant tuberculosis) and those with HIV positive. Murchison Hospital was established by Dr. Barton who used to ride a horse to visit patients in villages. The land was granted by the Chief and a wood and corrugated iron building was built to start...
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May 30, 2013

Arrival at Port Shepstone

Zulu scholars arriving at Port Shepstone We saw domestic cows and wild monkeys on our way to the B&B in Port Shepstone, South Africa. Zulu scholars arrived safe and sound.
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May 29, 2013

Logan Airport

We are just about to board. We are all here and ready to go on our South African adventure! Farewell, Zulu Scholars
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May 23, 2013

Zulu Scholars

Welcome to our Zulu Scholars 2013 site. We will be leaving Boston on May 29th to go to Port Shepstone, South Africa. I am the faculty member for this course and welcome all of the readers of this blog to contribute with comments, questions, or suggestions. The members of our group will introduce themselves in subsequent blogs. Inge
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