Today is World Malaria Day

Last week, I have mainly been seeing patients with malaria or HIV, sometimes both together. My stay in the Valley corresponds with the malaria season, at the end of the rains and the beginning of the dry season. Heavy downpours of rain flush out the mosquito larvae breeding in standing water, but if the pools… Continue reading Today is World Malaria Day

Paludism – or malaria to you and me

I don’t like to say this, but I am starting to struggle a bit during consultations. Being here for just three months means that it is not worth trying to learn the language well enough to be able to speak to patients with ease and accuracy. I usually have an interpreter, Daillies, who will chatter… Continue reading Paludism – or malaria to you and me