Postcards from the Field - Papua New Guinea

Anya GushchinThe "PNG Postcards from the Field" Blog are daily entries made by Dr. Anya Gushchin during her trip to a remote and underserved community in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea in which more than 100 people have been found with an only recently described, possibly genetic syndrome causing complete ptosis -- an inability to open their eyelids that starts in their 30s-40s.

Postmark July 22, 2015

Postmark July 22, 2015

I had been up at 5am every day ready to go, but in PNG the hospital wakes up slowly. It takes time for the patients to walk up to the hospital from the resource center and for us to see our postops. It was exciting to see the patients from yesterday

Read more: Postmark July 22, 2015

Postmark July 21, 2015

Postmark July 21, 2015

Fueled by the days happenings I went to bed trying to write in my journal and accidentally fell asleep with the lights on. This didn't really matter, as the power went out reliably. Today we resumed our patient screening. Dr. Agnes and Dr. Alison

Read more: Postmark July 21, 2015

Postmark: July 20, 2015

Postmark: July 20, 2015

Early start, who has time for jetlag? Terryleen and I walked over to the hospital after a quick breakfast and started to set up our clinic. It was actually a good thing that the main hospital was closed because we were able to use the waiting area

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Postmark: July 19, 2015 - A Royal Welcome

Postmark: July 19, 2015 - A Royal Welcome

Early start this morning, we left extra early from the hotel to ensure that our overweight luggage makes it on the little puddle jumper plane that we need to take to Goroka, our first stop in the Highlands. I sat next to a very nice woman, Lydia,

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Postmark: July 18, 2015 – Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Almost there -
Today we (Alison, Edward and I) arrived in the capital of Port Moresby after a long delay in Sydney.
Only 10 minutes stood between us running through the customs, getting visas and rechecking our bags
to the flight for Goroka, but

Read more: Postmark: July 18, 2015 – Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

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