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Community Acquired Pneumonia






















This conference on Community Acquired Pneumonia is presented by Dr James K Gude
Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Medical Director, OSC

Where: online at www.gotomeeting.com
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
0800 - 0900 Pacific Standard Time

International Times for this ONLINE Conference
San Francisco- at 8:00AM PDT 
New York- at 11:00 AM EST 
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)- at 11:00AM 
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)- at 12:00pmBRT 
London (UK)- at 4:00 PM BST 
Lagos (Nigeria)- at 4:00 PM WAT 

Breastfeeding: The Goal































August 1-7, 2015 is World Breast Week. We have outlined the advantages of breastfeeding infants in a previous post. However, what are the benefits for the breastfeeding mother? According to the "World Health Organization's "Long term effect of breastfeeding 2013 publication", breastfeeding decreases the incidence and/or projects the mother against: 
Breast cancer 
Ovarian cancer
Hyperlipidemia 
Cardiovascular disease
Postpartum blood loss & hemorrhage
Type II Diabetes

World Breastfeeding Week
















                         World Breastfeeding Week
Emphasizing the value of breastfeeding for mothers as well as children,August 1-7, 2015is recognized as World Breastfeeding Week! Various organizations have sponsored events celebrating this week throughout 120 countries.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants for the first six months of life and to continue breastfeeding, adding complementary foods, children up to 2 years of age or beyond.

Ebola Vaccine: Is it over?

The internet has exploded with news of the preliminary results from the Guinea Ebola trial vaccination! Published in the latest edition of Lancet, researchers have announced that a new vaccine has been 100 percent effective in those that were given the vaccine. The Ebola vaccine, known as VSV-EBOV, was developed by Canada's Public Health Agency and licensed to the pharmaceutical firm Merck Sharp & Dohme. World Health Organization's Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan, praised the Guinean Government, the people living in the Guinea communities and WHO's partners in this project.

COPD: Diagnosis and Treatment













COPD Foundation

COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a type of lung disease that is characterized by long term poor airflow. The main symptoms of COPD are shortness of breath(SOB), a chronic cough, and excessive mucus production. 

This conference is presented by Dr James K Gude
Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Medical Director, OSC

Where: online at www.gotomeeting.com
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
0800 - 0900 Pacific Standard Time

International Times for this ONLINE Conference

Medical Mission 2015



































Dr. Walters at the Lira Hospital Clinic


















High School and COS volunteers with the children of Kenya


Open Board Meeting July 22, 2015








We will briefly speak on the upcoming medical mission and future endeavors for our organization at the Tulare Regional Medical Center's Open Board Meeting. 

Sepsis: Diagnosis and Treatment














What is sepsis? Sepsis can be interpreted as the body's activation of its various defense mechanisms to an acquired infection. The typical presentation of a patient with septicemia includes having a low blood pressure, increased heart rate, and fast breathing. The patient may also seem confused or disorientated.

This conference is presented by Dr James K Gude
Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Medical Director, OSC

Where: online at gotomeeting.com
Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Code Red for the World Health Organization



Who Health Organization Building-Geneva

Alarming news, for the World Health Organization's handling of the Ebola epidemic, was published by the United Nations' Ebola Interim Assessment Panel.  In a report made public, the UN announced that the “WHO does not currently possess the capacity or organizational culture to deliver a full emergency public health response.” This announcement has sent shock waves throughout the International medical community.  Many have commented that if the World Health Organization cannot "handle" an epidemic, then which International Organization can the world depend on when the next epidemic emerges?

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Without volunteers and sponsors, these missions of hope would not occur. Our next medical mission will take place in August. During the month of July, we will begin to send medical supplies and clothing overseas. Consider making a donation today.  

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CHEST PAIN



















Causes of Chest Pain

OffSiteCare Teaching Rounds Presents: Dr James K Gude
Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Medical Director, 

Topic:CHEST PAIN
Where: online at gotomeeting.com
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
0800-0900 Pacific Standard Time
1100-1200 Eastern Standard Time

International Times for this ONLINE Conference
San Francisco- at 8:00AM PDT 
New York- at 11:00 AM EST 
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)- at 11:00AM 
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)- at 12:00pmBRT 
London (UK)- at 4:00 PM BST 

Ebola Must Go!









With  Ebola's resurgence in Liberia, and its continued occupation of Sierra Leone and Guinea, the world's best and brightest from organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control(CDC), the World Health Organization(WHO) and the Liberian Minister of Health are discussing techniques to quell the epidemic.

According to the News report byALPHONSO TOWEH AND JAMES HARDING GIAHYUELiberian Deputy Minister of Health, Tolbert Nyenswah stated that the of new cases of Ebola three have an association.

Ebola's return to Liberia

Is there no end to the Ebola pestilence that threaten every aspect of life in West Africa and the world? 

Today, Reuters released the mortifying news of a Liberian teenager's death from Ebola. This story comes after the World Health Organization(WHO) announced that Liberia was "Ebola-Free" since it had gone more than 42 days without any new infections.

In a news conference, Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah declared that government authorities have started tracing people that may have come into contact with deceased and that there is no need to panic.

Volunteers that TEACH ROCK!














The field of education is one of the most self-gratifying professions. Volunteers frequently choose to volunteer their service by traveling abroad and educating individuals from different cultures. The range of topics taught span from teaching English to zoology.
The ISS Directory of International Schools profiles nearly 600 schools and is a trusted resource worldwide. It includes key information such as school size, curriculum, accreditation, and enrollment.
The American-sponsored overseas schools assisted by the Department of State through the Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) are nonprofit, non-denominational, independent schools, many of which were established on a cooperative basis by American citizens living overseas.

USA Travel Warning vs Travel Advisory




















Map from September 2014
The U.S. Department of State handles summing up the risks and making recommendations for travelers seeking to visit or live in another country or region of the world. When the State Department issues aTravel Warningto a particular country or region they want you to understand the various risks associated with traveling to this area and to consider whether you should visit this country/region at all. "They use these examples of reasons for issuing a Travel Warning including unstable government, civil war, ongoing intense crime or violence, or frequent terrorist attacks.