August 23, 2017

Surgical Intelligence Saves Valentina’s Life

Three-year-old Valentina arrived with her parents. They came many miles, hoping that the doctors and nurses at CEML could help their little girl. Valentina’s face was […]
November 2, 2015

River Blindness in Angola

CEML Ophthalmologist, Dr. Steve Collins, recently returned from a two-week trip to the central Angolan village of Andulo. The people living in this remote community have […]
November 2, 2015

A Father’s Love…

Francisca Paulina is a shy 17 year old girl who was married when she was just 15. It didn’t take long before Francisca was expecting her […]
October 15, 2015


Faustina, just 5 years old, gasps for breath. When Faustina came to CEML she was close to death. Struggling to breath, her kidneys had already quite […]
March 10, 2015


20,000 Cataract Surgeries Completed For more than 25 years Dr. Steve Collins has been given Angolans the gift of sight. Each surgery was done by hand […]
October 29, 2014

A Dream Career

Maybe it’s time I pursue the career I dreamed of… Tim Kubacki was the director of a U.S. hospital emergency department  when he realized he was […]
October 6, 2014

My Day

Dr. Nicolas Comninellis cared for three young patients. Each had succumbed to rapid onset coma and hemiplegia (paralysis that affects one side of the body). Each […]
September 18, 2014

Sabina’s Story

Obstetric fistula is a hole between the vagina, and rectum or bladder. It happens when a woman suffers through a very difficult labour without medical assistance. […]