Oct 31: A day off

By |2019-11-03T19:44:53+00:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Greece, refugee, Samos|

A day off yesterday! Some of the team got to swim in the Aegean in a lagoon by a waterfall. Tama and I had a meeting with MSF, restocked supplies and had a video conference with Omar, who is on Lesvos at Moria camp. He said there are now over 16,000. The camp capacity is 3,500. [...]

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Oct 30: Man’s inhumanity to man

By |2019-11-03T19:45:04+00:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Greece, refugee, Samos|

74 patients today, some pretty intense stories. I struggled today between absolute frustration and horror at man’s inhumanity to man. Both from war and torture and for allowing people to live in this desperate situation and allowing there to be nothing done. It’s just so wrong. We had several sick babies today and I was [...]

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Oct 29: The miserable conditions are just beyond imagination

By |2019-11-03T19:45:18+00:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Greece, refugee, Samos|

Day 3: There was a huge crowd when we arrived. So many refugees on this island and so little resources. Again, only one doctor in the Greek clinic who is not an MD but a microbiologist and one ngo the Med Equality team from France. There are over 6,500 people here. Alex from Ghana, who [...]

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Oct 28: We are now seeing patients

By |2019-11-03T19:45:29+00:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Greece, refugee, Samos|

Second day and we saw 78 patients, sent three to the hospital and managed wounds, injuries, and all levels of ptsd, abdominal and respiratory issues, chronic hypertension, pneumonia, etc. It was BUSY BUSY BUSY. It is a challenging way to practice medicine - we all have to be extremely flexible, creative and CALM. To add [...]

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Oct 27: Setting up the Medical tent

By |2019-11-03T19:45:40+00:00October 27th, 2019|Categories: Greece, refugee, Samos|

This is our refugee team setting up the exam rooms with us. Despite the conditions here there were smiles and laughter setting up these modules without directions. They are really happy to have something to do. They are smart and restless while sitting around waiting to start a life. These folks are our French and [...]

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Oct 22: On Our Way to Samos Refugee Camp

By |2019-11-03T19:45:52+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Greece, refugee, Samos|

Myself and five team members leave tomorrow for the Samos Refugee Camp. Three members are already there and more are leaving at the end of this week. As I run around doing last minute errands, trying to cram more supplies into each bag so we don't waste an ounce of weight, I am anxious like [...]

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