1. wgreynolds

    Notes From Abroad: Ghana, Healthcare, and The Mid-Level Provider

    The question hung in the humid, stale air for a moment, hanging among the micro-particles constituting the familiar smells of huddled human existence, a smell familiar to me from Greyhound bus stations, South American markets, and riding with backpackers after expeditions across patches of the deserts of Southern Utah. It was only my second week at St. Luke Hospital in the central Ghanaian hamlet of Kasei, but already the experience took roots and entangled itself in the arid soils of familiar olfactory memories. The question was a bit startling, an immediate reminder of a fundamental difference between me...