Flinders University student, Annabelle Wood was the recipient of a Phil Hoffmann Travel Scholarship.
“There was one young boy who we treated for cerebral malaria.
“After the treatment was finished he remained unresponsive, and as the clinic could no longer provide care for him he was discharged home."
“Two weeks later he returned bright, reactive and with no obvious residual deficit. It was humbling to know the care we provided him likely saved his life.”
Scholarships don’t always help their recipients save lives, but for Flinders University student Annabelle Wood, that is exactly what her Phil Hoffman Travel Scholarship has done.
Ms Wood, who is in the fourth year of Doctor of Medicine degree, has recently returned from working in Malawi, where she was able to broaden her knowledge of diseases, improve her clinical skills and assist her understanding of health care delivery in a resource poor nation.
She said the experience had also taught her to appreciate the healthcare system in Australia, and had inspired her to volunteer to help more people in poorer parts of the world.
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