Tag: india

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…

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…

Students’ First Impression of Samuha

From the instant we stepped off the train onto the Koppal platform, the group of Samuha staff made us feel welcome and respected. They loaded our bags into their Jeep and us four girls got our first glimpses of Koppal from the back of motorcycles driven by the staff. The town is bigger than we were expecting, with many shops lining…

Welcomed With Open Arms!

Krysta, Josina, Madison, Sara and I are settling in nicely at Samuha. The students bought their traditional Indian dress  (selwar kameez) in Bangalore and had them tailored by a friendly man at his house they somehow found in a back alley. That night we took the overnight train from Bangalore to Koppal and were graciously greeted by Hampanna (Assistant Director) and the Samuha…

I’m All In…

It’s official. I have put in my notice at work and am about to start working towards a career in Global Health. For a few days after I quit I was in a sort of trance… I kept asking myself: “Is this really happening? Did I just quit a perfect clinical job, with great mentors, in one of the most…

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