Category: Developing Global Health
I first visited a developing country at the end of 2013. My husband and I visited Mexico on a missions trip. We visited several small towns and villages. We travelled back roads and avoided craters in the roads.
Being a nurse by training, I was intrigued by the health needs there. We heard stories of cancer and infections and untreated diabetes. We heard testimonies of “I’m glad I survived this surgery” after a simple surgery that would be a simple outpatient procedure in the States.
Then we went to Nigeria. It is a land of few doctors and even fewer resources to obtain care. Bad water, worm infestations, and strange pathogens are all a part of daily life for the people living there.
I taught some basic health classes on my 2nd trip there, but I was still bothered that the issues were much bigger than could be dealt with in a few hours. I thought a lot about what could be done to help them, give them resources, point them in the proper directions. And then I realized that many of them have smart phones and internet. Most of them have Facebook accounts.
So I started a Facebook page called “Developing Global Health” to share good health information with them.
Many if not most of these problems are encountered by the majority of the people in the world. And yet their resources and access to good information tailored to them is so limited.
This part of the blog will be dedicated now to sharing the same information as is on my Facebook page, Developing Global Health. Since it is a blog, it will be searchable and easily accessible