Thank you to the Knit Wits and the Stitch & Give Knitters for all these beautiful hand knit hats. They will keep our babies and children warm. The children had great fun choosing their “special” hat!
Dr Asha Jha & Dr. Chunmila Maharjan
Obstetrician / Gynecologists
We “are very grateful to work with you in Ilam Camp. It was a wonderful experience working with you both in surgical and clinical cases. You and your whole team were very helpful.” We were “Grateful to work with you in surgery. We learned lots of new techniques in Surgery. You also gave us a chance to do Surgery
We have a wonderful and dedicated team of volunteer medical professionals lined up for our second mission to Nepal. We look forward to working side by side with the Nepali physicians, midwives and staff. Our goal is to share our skills in this remote area of Eastern Nepal so that our work is sustainable.
September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness month. Five main types of cancer affect a woman’s reproductive organs: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar. As a group, they are referred to as gynecologic cancers. Each gynecologic cancer is unique, with different signs, symptoms, and risk factors
This is an excerpt from the documentary film The Edge of Joy by filmmaker Dawn Shapiro. The film examines maternal mortality at the Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital in the Kano region of Nigeria. It is one of the busiest maternity centers in all of West Africa. But, as the documentary shows, it’s still woefully
A woman who desires two children will spend three decades of her life trying to prevent an unintended pregnancy.
Contraception allows parents to choose the number and spacing of children. Each year, family planning programs prevent an estimated 187 million unintended pregnancies, including 60 million unplanned births
Worldwide Healing Hands has been forced to make the difficult decision of postponing its trip to Sierra Leone due to the latest outbreak of the Ebola Virus. This outbreak has been described as the most deadly wave of the virus since its first appearance in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sudan.
A patient taught me about fibroids when I was a third year medical student. During our clinical rotation, we had to interview patients and then present our findings and diagnosis to our attending physician. She told me she had “fireballs on her uterus,” and put my hand on her belly to feel a giant