Matthew is a family physician who works more or less full-time as a family doctor at Bet Eman (His House of Hope) Hospital in Yei, South Sudan. He trained at University of Maryland School of Medicine (’11) and MedStar Franklin Square Family Medicine Residency (’14). His scope of practice includes outpatient and inpatient pediatrics, obstetrics, and gynecology (with a wee bit of adult internal medicine every now and then). More importantly, he’s involved with teaching African health professionals (nurses, midwives, clinical officers, physicians, and hopefully someday soon community health workers.) Once we learn the local language and get adjusted, he’d love to eventually expand his day-to-day activities to include more community health and mental health work, both of which he did with varying degrees of success in Baltimore. He likes to write, play music, tweet, and read when he’s not doing doctor stuff or playing with the kids.
Maggie is a mother-baby nurse and full-time mom. She trained at Harford Community College (’11). She works at least one day a week at His House of Hope, primarily in nursing education and maternal-child health. She enjoys photography, pinning, cooking, and reading when she’s not discipling the next generation of Lofti.
Naomi is 3 years old and is adjunct faculty at the School of Hard Knocks. She enjoys eating, singing, jumping off of things, and asking impertinent questions. She pretty much never takes a break until she sleeps.
Leo is a toddler who enjoys climbing up on things that he doesn’t know how to get off and sampling a wide variety of international soils. His career plans are yet undetermined unless there’s a way to monetize eating dirt.
Our whole family and our colleagues use their skills at His House of Hope Hospital alongside the local church as we practice in the hospital, teach & disciple local health workers, and develop community health initiatives to reduce maternal and infant mortality. Click here to contribute to our support so we can get on and stay on the field!
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