It’s kind of like when you see a dog with it’s head out the window of a moving car…

Bubble Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (bCPAP) has arrived in Kiambu! Just why this is so exciting will probably be lost on anyone who is unfamiliar with bCPAP, so here’s a quick description of what it is. Our lungs are made up of between 300 and 500 million tiny air pockets called alveoli, across which gas … More It’s kind of like when you see a dog with it’s head out the window of a moving car…

Settling in

I am now into my third week working in Kiambu District Hospital paediatric department. Compared with the placements some of the other Global Links volunteers are undertaking, I am in a relatively well resourced hospital. We have two paediatric consultants, a paediatric ward and a newborn unit. The paediatric ward has 49 beds, although there … More Settling in