Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Party–Malawian Style

  We have been told that if you are going to have a party in Malawi you have to have two things:  meat and music.  Once Randy decided to have a party for the support staff of the Peds. Dept. … Continue reading

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Farewell, Dr. Bond from KCH

Hard to believe our seven months in Malawi is coming to an end.  The Pediatric Dept. at KCH honored Randy with a send off and thank-you, Malawian style. This consisted of a gathering of many of the clinical officers, interns, … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

Even though it is “winter” in the southern hemisphere, most children in Malawi are on “holiday” for two months.  They don’t call it summer holiday or winter holiday, just “holiday” but it’s the longest break of the year when one … Continue reading

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The Spoken Word

Malawi, like two-thirds of the world’s cultures, is an oral culture.  That means that people  in this culture prefer to communicate through the spoken word rather than through the written word.  All cultures began as oral cultures before alphabets, symbols … Continue reading

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