Saturday, January 31, 2009

Welcome!



If you are a first-time visitor to this site, please note that there are several labels that help categorize my entries over the past year so that you can pick out what you are most interested in. If unsure where to start, the pediatric HIV "Patient encounter" narratives are a good place.

I actually currently reside in Botswana, and have begun to post more on my Botswana site, if you'd like to hop over (http://www.pediatrician-in-botswana.blogspot.com/). Cheers.
-Ryan

22 Comments:

At 8:31 PM, Blogger Phelps Family said...

MUCH BETTER COVER PHOTO! IT IS SUNDAY AFTER CHURCH, WE HAVE BEEN TO WAPLES, AA, AND FIRST METHODIST HAWKING GRACE CHILDRENS AND ICC......TRYING TO CALL WITHOUT SUCCESS, WILL CONTINUE.
LOVE,
SUNDAYGOTOMEETINGDAD

 
At 7:32 AM, Anonymous Shay said...

I spent a total of about 4 or 5 months in Swaziland last year. I was part of an NIH based study looking at Sugar Diabetes. Your blog has made me a bit nostalgic, and I plan on coming back in December. Will you still be in Mbabane working at the Baylor Center? I actually saw the Baylor Center, coincidentally while I was staying in Mbabane.

 
At 12:05 AM, Blogger L&F said...

First, sorry for my bad english. Hi, we're italian and we spend a part of our holiday in Swaziland this summer, especially in Shewula community. It was been a greatful experience and we think we will come back sure to help the community and our friend Nomsa.

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

Thanks for the comment, Shay. Let me know when you arrive.

 
At 6:23 AM, Blogger Lau said...

Hi Ryan, my name is Laura and i'm from argentina. I've been following your posts in silence since your first months in SD. I came across your blog after googling swaziland.
I was a student at waterford kamhlaba during the period 2002-2003. It was in SD that i found out i wanted to be a doctor, and i am currently in 2nd year of med school. Hopefully, one day i'll return to SD, though i would like to believe that there will be no need for international aid in the future (it is kind of utopic, uh?)
How much longer will you be staying there for? it would be great if you could share your experiences with me. let me leave you my email address: laucarone@gmail.com. i hope i am not being rude or out of place...
good luck in your exams, and best wishes.
lau.

 
At 2:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ryan,

I am a UCLA student working with a team of Public Health Students who are completing a research project on HIV/AIDS in Swaziland. We came across your blog and would love the opportunity to speak with you about the good work that you are doing in Swaziland.

Please email me at: elisabethfreeman@msn.com or my work email at freemane@amgen.com

Thank you,

Elisabeth

 
At 11:55 PM, Blogger Josh said...

Dude--thinking of you lots--keep up your fantastic work and inspirational blog. Isabelle and I doing well here in New Haven--baby coming any day now. We'll keep you posted.

Josh

 
At 11:38 AM, Blogger Rosemary said...

Oh wow! What a blog! I wish I had time to read it now now!! ...Will save it as a treat when I've actually done some work!
Hope you enjoyed the rest of bushfire...
Im suffering from extreme culture shockage over here :-s
Hope alls well, take care
Rosemary
p.s. rbangham@gmail.com !!

 
At 3:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello Ryan,

i happened upon your blog while i was googling PMTCT in Swaziland. It's great(the blog that is)- it's really refreshing, especially since i'm swazi myself: it's interesting to see our humble lil' ole swaziland through the eyes of a foreigner! And not just any foreigner, a big (in the figurative sense), important Dr:-) Have a great stay while you're here.

 
At 7:15 PM, Anonymous Juan Reyes said...

Congratulations, i`mn a pediatrician from El salvador, CentralAmerica, and recently i had the opportunity to met your mom, Dr. Jeannine hatt at the meeting at NCE in San Francisco, she told me proudly about you and your program in Swaziland, and after visiting your blogspot, I`m sure that you are doing a good job.
once again congratulations and happy Thanksgiving holidays.

Juan Carlos Reyes, El Salvador, CentralAmerica.

 
At 2:42 AM, OpenID vvmaltese said...

Love your log and have been moved by a few in particular; Nov.12th,2007- "For want of a few pills..." and Nov.21st. I can understand your feelings of embarrassment and
shame. I feel anger and frustration.
I hope to visit Swasiland this summer through Rural Area Medical and work on their pedi
and "neonatal" units. God bless!

 
At 2:50 AM, OpenID vvmaltese said...

Was moved by a few of your blogs, in particular; Nov.12th,2007 "For want of a few pills...." and Nov. 21st. I hope to visit Swasi this summer through Remote Area Medical and work on a pedi floor and a neonatal icu..whatever that will mean. : )
God bless,
Vicky in Connecticut

 
At 11:10 PM, Blogger Maria said...

Miss your blogging... Hope everything is well. (just an average person in SF that has followed it for quite some time now)

 
At 11:08 PM, Blogger Zak said...

Hello Dr. Phelps,

I too have been following you're wonderful experience in Swaziland for quite some time. I am currently a Junior in college and will be working over the summer at the Baylor Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), beginning at the end of May. I've been interested in global health and inequality (especially concerning HIV/AIDS treatment and resources) for quite some time, a reason which drove me to apply to the Baylor program. I was interested in possibly devoting some of my free time away from the lab to serving in any way at BIPAI in the children's hospital, helping with any necessary administrative or other duties. I am sorry to hear that you will no longer be in Houston by the time I arrive, but if you have some time, I would greatly appreciate any suggestions you might have as to serving with BIPAI over the summer.

Thank you,
Zak Rajput
u2dmbfan1@gmail.com

 
At 3:34 PM, Blogger lefobserver said...

HI FROM GREECE.
PLEASE,
CAN YOU ENTER IN MY BLOG IN ORDER TO TAKE THE FLAG OF SWAZILAD AND IT IS WRITTEN IN MY MAP OF VISITORS?
THANK YOU.
lefobserver.blogspot.com

 
At 5:51 AM, Anonymous LUCIANO MENDE said...

VERY NICE THE PHOTO FROM SWANZILAND?

http://seletun.blogspot.com

 
At 6:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Froggy, Froggy!

 
At 10:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Froggy Froggy

 
At 4:22 AM, Blogger samhenry said...

Hi Ryan, my friends and i are launching a campaign (http://redletterscampaign.com) to inspire the church to live faith and end poverty. We are partnering with a group called Children's HopeChest who is on the ground in Swaziland and are planning another trip to Africa soon ourselves. We'd love your help getting the word out about the campaign, and I was wondering if you'd be willing to post some of your pictures to our facebook site? http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7929222907

Thanks,
Sam

 
At 6:24 AM, Anonymous Wangbu said...

Hello! I am a blog reader from the Philippines. You have a beautiful site. It is worth visiting.

 
At 12:26 AM, Blogger Nondumiso said...

Hi Ryan,
I was "googling" for information on Pediatrics in my beloved country Swaziland and I came across your website. I currently live and work in New York and was wondering if you ever do any fundraising in this area- would love to get involved.

-Nondumiso
nondumiso.qwabe@gmail.com

 
At 7:15 PM, Blogger Annie said...

Hi,
My name is Annie Smith and I am the assistant editor of Medicalschool.org. I am contacting you today in hopes of developing a relationship with your website; we have seen your site and think your content is great. Medicalschool.org is a purely informational site dedicated to the general Public.

I hope you show some interest in building relationship, please contact me at annie.medicalschool.org@gmail.com.

 

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