Knit Wits & Stitch and Give Knitters

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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!

Our special thanks to Sue Wilson, Claire Burkhead, Jan Wilson, Bev Bresso and Suzi DeFrancisci.
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Meet our Nepali Partners

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Dr. Chunmila & Dr. Asha

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
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Nepal Mission Volunteer Team 2013

©nathandehart silentimages nepal2013 7480 150x150 Nepal Mission Volunteer Team 2013We 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.
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9 Gynecologic Cancer Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Gynecologic 9 Gynecologic Cancer Symptoms You Shouldn’t IgnoreSeptember 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
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The Edge of Joy

Screen Shot 2014 09 04 at 10.45.20 PM 150x150 The Edge of JoyThis 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
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Meet the IUD (IntraUterine Device)

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The copper IUD (ParaGard)

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
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Meet our New Summer Intern

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Carol LVN teaching Meghan

My name is Meghan McCurry and I have had the great privilege of being the new intern at Dr. Dhanda’s Specialty Care and Surgery Center. I am currently a Biochemistry major at Sonoma State University. I have wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember. When I was young, most girls my age dreamed of
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Exciting New Partnership with SUNY Upstate Medical University

SUNY Upstate 150x150 Exciting New Partnership with SUNY Upstate Medical UniversityWorldwide Healing Hands has been working diligently with West Africa Fistula Foundation on a program to benefit women’s health and education in Sierra Leone.

This program is a huge endeavor that requires the coalition of multiple organizations. It is for
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Medical Mission Postponed as Ebola Rages Through West Africa

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Fibroids, a Common Problem

Screen Shot 2014 05 26 at 10.50.39 PM 150x150 Fibroids, a Common ProblemA 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
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