Rare or unusual cases.... tuberculosis

by Work the World

Clinical Features

Most of us will only really have come into contact with tuberculosis during school vaccination programmes. It may be a surprise to find out that this only really protects against the childhood form of the disease and that many people are still diagnosed across the Western world each year. But while for us it is just a case of a trip to the doctor and a round of antibiotics, in Africa and Asia it is a bit more complicated. Each year, an estimated eight million to 10 million people contract the disease and two to three million people die from it. 80% of these are from sub-saharan Africa and Asia.

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Rare or unusual cases..... Fistula

by Work the World

Clinical Features

Rare or unusual cases - Obstetric fistula. One of the most degrading conditions for women, alienating them from society. It can be fixed by surgery and Work the World students have had the chance to get involved in the treatment of this pregnancy related problem.

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Ghana …. what’s on during your elective

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Work the World investigate what will be taking place during your elective in Ghana. Unlike our other destinations, most of Ghana is open for business all year round. The main sights are largely unaffected by weather, and although there are seasonal rains, it is generally hot all year round.

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The Weekly Question - how much of a barrier is language on placement?

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Doing your elective placement overseas is an incredible opportunity to experience and learn about different cultures and healthcare systems, but it does come with some challenges. One of the things we’re asked about a lot is language and communication barriers, which is why we provide free weekly language lessons in every destination.

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