July 18, 2011

OML Expands to Assist British Coalition Efforts

Operation Medical Libraries has received a request from a member of the British Forces, who currently works as a Paramedic supporting and training the Afghan police force. Below is a description of his assignment.

"My assignment is to work on medical development for the newly built medical centre for the police force. It's an isolated area currently with 1 x doctor 1 x nurse and 2 x medics. The infrastructure is fantastic, purpose built but they are lacking in the resource department. They are keen to study and develop their medical knowledge. we also have members going on medical courses and would like to do some pre reading before attending. Any medical literature relating to general practice, first aid, trauma and topographical would be welcome. I am currently deployed and will be here until December. My replacement will take over then but would still like to receive any donations." Darren

If you live in the United Kingdom and would like to support Darren's efforts, please send them to him at the following BFPO address at a date no later than October 15, 2011. Once OML has been notified of his replacement's name, another blog entry will be posted to notify our British supporters.

Darren Smith
Medical Centre
BFPO 798


July 10, 2011

OML Welcomes New POC in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

OML would like to welcome its newest POC:

Charlotte Shealy mentors Afghan doctors, nurses, and technicians who care for men, women, and children in northern Afghanistan. She has requests for general text books in internal medicine texts (especially copies of CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment), general surgery, critical care (i.e. The ICU Book), general pediatrics (i.e. Nelson's Essentials of Pediatrics), ob/gyn (i.e. Essentials of Obstetrics & Gynecology), clinical pharmacology and nursing. At this hospital, they have a decent library of the "big texts", but they are opting for the more user friendly ones that are very outdated (1990s) like the books listed. Also requests copies of the Oxford Picture Dictionary English/Farsi version.

You can send Charlotte Shealy any of these resources through October 1, 2011.

The shipping label should be:
Charlotte Shealy
Camp Mike Spann
APO AE 09368


Photos From Afghanistan

These photos were received today by an OML POC is a classified area of Afghanistan.