December 3, 2018

“Madame Claire, use all your strength” is what I think the women laughingly tell me as I attempt to pound yams into the Beninese specialty of foutou. I’m embarrassed as I gesture that I am using all my strength. One of the women feels my forearms, shakes her head, and...

“What does it mean to be a refugee?” is a question I often ask myself with the hope of engendering more compassion in my work and life. While I cannot answer from personal experience, over 65 million people can. That many are displaced globally, and numbers continue to...

We are greeted in the narthex of Santísimo Sacramento parish each morning with a chorus of horns as motorcycle taxis, cars, and pedestrians mingle at the stop light in front of the church. This parish is teeming with life and activity; the expansive entryway that looks...

For typical Americans, especially those who did not live through the onset of HIV in the mid-80’s, HIV is an unfamiliar and often unspoken topic given that less than 0.25% of the U.S. population are HIV positive. It was not until I traveled to Zambia through my pharmac...

January 23, 2018

“The family is roasting coffee on their carpeted floor; we need to address food safety,” a volunteer told me.  She visits refugee families in their homes, troubleshooting problems and creating community.

I am one of the Nurse Practitioners at Aurora Walker’s Point Commu...

“The treatment for starvation is food.” These words from Dr. Jack Geiger reveal much about the universally-recognized human right to sustenance, and the responsibility of the global community to respond to hunger crises. Let’s talk about food aid, what we as a country...

November 17, 2017

As are some people in global health, I confess sometimes I am a little inured about travel.   Plane travel has gone from thrilling adventure to physical gauntlet.  And yes, I understand how much of a first-world problem and humble-brag that is, too.  “Poor me, having t...

September 27, 2017

“Our true mentor in life is science.”

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938)

Founder of Republic of Turkey

The founder and the greatest leader of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, emphasized that “science should be our guide in life.”  If you want to make developm...

August 10, 2017

MGHC was thrilled to receive a nursing education project as its first grant as the “Milwaukee Global Health Consortium.”  In terms of impact, this project had “sustainability” written all over it.  With the ultimate goal of improving clinical skills education for stude...

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