Yesterday, I celebrated International Women’s Day which is essentially a day of solidarity for women fighting for human rights in different aspects of life.
I knew it. Patients started to pour in today, the third day of Eid.  I was desperately trying to maintain a smile on my face while running around and getting back into the flow of the typical busy Khost day.
I arrived back here in Khost two days ago and have been busy making my way around the maternity saying ‘as-salamu alaykum’ to all the familiar faces.
Just my luck. Despite coming from a fairly hot and humid Asian city I do not handle heat well.  The weather here is stiflingly hot in the summer but the basement of the guesthouse was cool enough for me to sleep soundly through the night.
A three-months break and I’m back in Afghanistan! I landed with good sunny weather, early in the morning when the heat had not yet set in.
The supervisor of the Maternity is a Congolese midwife, Fruraha. Even before I met her, I was told that she is very experienced and smart in management; as a doctor I am supposed to give her enough space for her to work.
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It has been one week since I arrived in the field. Assigned to live in a tukul that is facing the volleyball court, when someone is playing, the door has to be locked otherwise the ball will easily be hit into my room.
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Emergent Caesarean Section for obstructed labor and the lady had a CS with transverse incision for the same indication 3 years ago.
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