Tag: global health

Hans Rosling – Overview of Global Health

It has been far too long since my last post. In the past little while, I’ve been at two centres in Nepal with a student from Queen’s University and a physiotherapist from Canada. Now, I am preparing for WCPT congress in Singapore. As I work on a post covering the time since my last update, take a look at the…

India Statistics

Here is part of a presentation that the students and I did at a Medical School in Koppal India. I started off by doing a little comparison of statistics between Canada and India. So, here goes Landmass Area You could fit 3 of India inside of Canada! Population But, with an area 1/3 the size of Canada…. You would have…

Farewell for now, Samuha

We finished the placement and our time at Samuha in Southern India at the beginning of February and after having some time to reflect on our 5 weeks there I’d like share a little bit about our experience. The goal of our time at Samuha was to educate local Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) workers to enhance their skills, while at…

Student Post: Home Visits

During one of our first days at SAMUHA we were each given a list of children that we would treat during home visits. The children live in various villages surrounding Koppal. The CBR workers from SAMUHA make routine visits to assess and treat these children in their homes. Often it is difficult for the children and their families to attend…

Student Post: Orthopaedic Camp

Since the day we arrived here we had heard about the “Dr’s Camp” that was going to be happening while we were at the campus. January 18 – it seemed every child we had seen so far was going to come. We approached the day with a mix of excited curiosity and trepidation as we could not quite fathom how…

UBC Students’ 2nd Post: The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Centre

Two years ago, Samuha’s Spinal Rehabilitation Centre (SRC) was opened a short distance away from the Early Intervention Centre campus. It is the only rehabilitation centre of it’s kind in the entire state of Karnataka. It is currently equipped to support 6 residential Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) clients for 3 month stays each. Samuha is in the process of expanding the…

2 Week Review: Clinical

Samuha and India have been absolutely incredible so far. We arrived to Samuha on January 6th, and I can’t believe that 13 days have gone by. It feels as though we arrived yesterday. But, looking back at the amount of life changing experiences we’ve had and the amazing friends we’ve made, it seems as though we have been here for…