At the end of my Elon Fellowship year at CRHP, the closest thing I could imagine to my ideal job was to become a Village Health Worker back home. During the first three years after I returned to North Carolina, I used what I had learned from the VHWs and Mobile Health Team to... Continue Reading →
Shahabai is the head nurse at CRHP’s Julia Hospital. If you visit the Hospital, her presence is unavoidable, she is always making sure patients are being taken care of, and she ensures everything is in order. She has been with CRHP for so long that she jokes about not remembering what her life was like... Continue Reading →
This past January, CRHP held its first surgical camp with our partner, the Freedom From Poverty Foundation. This is where you first heard of our friend, Sarthak’s, story. Sarthak is only one of the many patients who have benefitted and will benefit from their free care and post-operation check-ups. This December, we are happy to... Continue Reading →
Can a single procedure drastically change the lives of an individual, a family, or a community? Our answer: yes!
Written by Sandhira Wijayaratne, Mabelle Arole Fellow - Film by Safiya Noor Dhanani, Intern https://vimeo.com/158349889 A thirteen year-old boy sits on the draped hospital bed of CRHP’s dressing room, watching as a technician cuts away at the cast on his left forearm. The wrist nestled within—straight and solid—looks a lot different than what it did weeks... Continue Reading →
Written by: Alex Halliday, CRHP volunteer Before leaving the UK, I was programmed to believe that successful maternal healthcare came from plugging large funds into training highly-selective doctors and midwives. The maternity ward at CRHP's Julia Hospital is indeed a success, but it is neither built nor sustained on this ethic. From the very beginning,... Continue Reading →
By: Victoria Iannarone I left my sandals at the door and walked inside. The operating room was full of people: doctors, nurses, assistants, interns, husbands, and of course their wives. Woman after woman was carried into the room and placed on one of three operating tables. A single doctor moved swiftly, completing each tubal ligation... Continue Reading →
By: Lindsey Cawood Be sure to check out the "Did You Know...?" column at the end for more information on bolded words! Reshma Ganesh Pawar was 26 years old when she was burned alive (1). Now four years later, she cries as she retells the horrific story of the day that changed her life. Reshma... Continue Reading →