Delving deeper into Negros

Delving deeper into Negros

By Lore Devlamynck March 2016 It’s my second-and-a-half month in Negros. In Escalante, I learned acupuncture and how to do diagnosis, patient interview, and the Hara palpation, a Japanese technique of palpating the abdomen to help determine what’s wrong with the body....
A Volunteer’s Experience with PSET

A Volunteer’s Experience with PSET

By Sophie Passelecq October 6, 2017 I went to the Philippines in the beginning of this year. My motivation to go there was to visit the country with a dear friend of mine, who is Filipino and invited me to come with her to visit and meet her family. From the start...
Being at a hospital never felt this good

Being at a hospital never felt this good

By Sharon Vandewyngaerde April 2016 After a tiring first day of hospital internship, I joined a medical mission for the circumcision of more than 400 boys fearfully waiting. The doctors/nurses first administered local anesthesia, disinfected everything, clipped a line...
A learning experience

A learning experience

By Sophie Passelecq April 3, 2017 At first, I was nervous about going to San Isidro. I was advised to bring my own water, shorts and shirt to shower. There is no running water and no private bathroom; I would be far out of my comfort zone. Coming from a middle class...
A close look at the men of the sea

A close look at the men of the sea

By Lore Devlamynck March 2016 Summer time is beach time! March officially marks the start of summer in the Philippines, during which people flock to the beach to party, do water adventure, or simply watch the sunset to soothe their stressed-out souls. As for me, its...