Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Peace Corps Volunteer

  • Bad blood

    Andrea Dejean Toulouse, France   In France, churches, villages and vineyards are rarely very far apart. By Andrea Dejean. The French Blood Agency (l’Établissement français du sang; EFS) organizes frequent blood collection campaigns in the small city where I live in southwestern France. These campaigns are often planned to take place before the start of…

  • The Waiting Room

    Jessie Seiler Israel   Health clinic in Senegal Before beginning my medical education, I spent two years as a health education Peace Corps Volunteer in a small village in the middle of Senegal, in West Africa. When I used to visit Ndiago’s health post, a miracle staffed by able and educated men and women, I…