December 2016 Surgical Camp: Making a Difference

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 →

Surgical Camp Impact 2016

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 →

Health for All: Maternal Healthcare at Julia Hospital

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 →

Developing an Aquaponics System at CRHP

Written by: Brad McFarland, CRHP Volunteer Aquaponics is a combination of hydroponics (growing plants in water instead of soil) and aquaculture (fish farming). Traditionally, a large percentage of water escapes into the ground and is not used by plants when they are watered. In traditional aquaculture, as waste builds up in the water, it is... Continue Reading →

Science Center Update

Written by Cameron Hawkins January was an eventful month for the Science Center! Dr. Martin Kamela, who started the Science Center, returned with two Elon students, several Science Center Staff attended a conference on science education in India, a workshop was conducted for Science teachers in Jamkhed, follow-up kits were made, and the 2nd Trash-to-Treasure... Continue Reading →

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