Category Archives: South Africa

To snip or not to snip?

Three times a week, the general surgery team at McCord’s hospital in South Africa would send a few junior doctors to perform circumcisions at a nearby clinic.  The first time I went to the clinic, I was surprised to see

To snip or not to snip?

Three times a week, the general surgery team at McCord’s hospital in South Africa would send a few junior doctors to perform circumcisions at a nearby clinic.  The first time I went to the clinic, I was surprised to see

We owe South Africa $44.7 billion

There was a great article in the New York Times this week that follows the story of Dr. Kunj Desai, a surgery resident originally from Zambia who is about to complete his training in New Jersey.  Through Dr. Desai’s story,

We owe South Africa $44.7 billion

There was a great article in the New York Times this week that follows the story of Dr. Kunj Desai, a surgery resident originally from Zambia who is about to complete his training in New Jersey.  Through Dr. Desai’s story,

So long Durban

Having spent the last 6 weeks in Durban, I’ve spent very little time writing about this vibrant city.  I’ve had a lovely time visiting the areas around Durban, eating at some nice restaurants in town, eating some good Indian/Pakistani food

So long Durban

Having spent the last 6 weeks in Durban, I’ve spent very little time writing about this vibrant city.  I’ve had a lovely time visiting the areas around Durban, eating at some nice restaurants in town, eating some good Indian/Pakistani food

(The myth of) The New South Africa

I certainly don’t want to wander into racial politics in South Africa – this is an extraordinary complicated subject that I really know nothing about.  But I do want to share a brief anecdote that was both a little funny

(The myth of) The New South Africa

I certainly don’t want to wander into racial politics in South Africa – this is an extraordinary complicated subject that I really know nothing about.  But I do want to share a brief anecdote that was both a little funny

I’m sorry, you have cancer… and that’ll be a 100 bucks

It should come as no surprise that healthcare costs money.  And lots of it.  In most developed countries the debate about how to pay for an increasingly sick and old population never seems to fade from the spotlight. And while

I’m sorry, you have cancer… and that’ll be a 100 bucks

It should come as no surprise that healthcare costs money.  And lots of it.  In most developed countries the debate about how to pay for an increasingly sick and old population never seems to fade from the spotlight. And while

It’s like the Lion King! (without lions…)

I couldn’t resist posting on this. I went to a game park called hluhluwe (pronounced: Shlushlooway… as if that helps). It was amazing. The first night we decided to take advantage of the relative safety of St. Lucia (the town

It’s like the Lion King! (without lions…)

I couldn’t resist posting on this. I went to a game park called hluhluwe (pronounced: Shlushlooway… as if that helps). It was amazing. The first night we decided to take advantage of the relative safety of St. Lucia (the town