Rural Health in Vietnam

Location

Can Gio
Vietnam
  • Tram Bui | August 30th, 2012
    If I were to redefine the term "crazy," it would encompass all that happened yesterday at clinic. We started heading to Ba Tri (a rural district in Ben Tre) at around 7AM. I only had four hours of sleep the night before, and I could barely move my...
  • Tram Bui | August 28th, 2012
    I have finally begun the summer service camp, an annual medical mission run by Project Vietnam Foundation. In these two weeks, 100 doctors and student volunteers from across the world will be coming together and opening clinics in different rural...
  • Tram Bui | August 28th, 2012
      It rained heavily in Can Gio yesterday, and we waited for patients all morning but only one or two showed up. This week has been draining emotionally and physically. But today, Jenny and I both reached a new low. We arrived at clinic in the...
  • Tram Bui | August 28th, 2012
    It's 5:30 AM.   Early, by American college-student standards. I wake up to the sounds of motorbikes honking on the streets and my aunt's cooking in the kitchen. I rinse my face, in mental preparation to begin this day, adrenaline rushing, ready...
  • Tram Bui | June 15th, 2012
    I finally arrived in Can Gio yesterday, the rural province that Jenny and I are working in. Although Can Gio is a part of Saigon, it is an entirely different world. It is Saigon's poorest district and is located on an island accessible only by ferry...