Women in Medicine ~ A success story of a young female doctor in Kenya

Meet Dr. Esther, HopeCore’s first Physician! This is a success story that MedTreks & HopeCore couldn’t wait to share. This past August, HopeCore hired their first medical doctor to join the public health team in Chogoria, Kenya. We were thrilled and honored to hire Dr. Esther, a young, vibrant female physician who was obviously the … Continued

Helpful Tips for Learning Medical Spanish

Tips to Learn Medical Spanish   Many health professionals feel immediately overwhelmed by just the thought of learning a new language. Spending just a few hours in a clinic or Emergency Department trying to communicate with Spanish speaking patients is a humbling experience, to say the least. There are several reasons to at least try … Continued

Malaria ~ Strategies for eradicating a preventable disease

When a child is given a bed net, the whole family benefits… and so does the community. Why?     April 25th, 2019 was World Malaria Day and we would like to share some of the strategies that HopeCore uses in their public health program to help eradicate this preventable disease.  This day is about … Continued

Global Health in 2018: news, stories, reports and revelations

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhuman” ~ Martin Luther King, JR 2018 has come and gone. The global community has witnessed incredible successes but also faces tremendous barriers and persistent challenges. The articles provided below are selected to review some of the global health issues in … Continued


As 2018 comes to a close and we head into the New Year, we are all looking for ways to make the world a little bit better. This article published at Apothecai.com offers a clear and simple guide to everyday sustainability that benefits future generations all around the world! Check it out and join us … Continued

Helping Babies Breathe Training for Kenyan Nurses

Helping Babies Breathe Certification Training for Kenyan Nurses  Teaching lifesaving clinical skills to Kenyan healthcare workers. OHSU students and faculty lend a hand in Kenya~ Trish Kohan, Marilyn Gran-Moravec, Nabha Goldfedder Kenyan neonatal mortality rates are 23 per 1,000 births, and infant mortality rates are 36 per 1,000 births (UNICEF 2012). These devastating statistics are … Continued