A legacy

It would only be proper for us to learn about the history of Argentina during these two weeks that we spent in this beautiful country. So, that is exactly what we did. After a cultural lecture about the history of Argentina that we had a couple of days ago, we acquired some crucial information about…

Días Doce y Trece: Evita the Visionary

On Thursday morning, we visited hospital Fernandez which is one of the top five hospitals within the city of Buenos Aires. Here we got to see what the hustle and bustle of a busy public hospital looks like. We learned about some of their challenges with things like budgets and staffing, their history, and some…

Chapter 14: Eva Perón and the Public Health System

In my last blog post I spoke briefly about our trip to the Evita Perón museum, as well as my trip to the public. As I mentioned previously, Eva Perón’s role as the first lady stretched far beyond that as her involvement improved the lives of many people those in need and women’s lives as…

Days 12 & 13: The Reason of Evita’s Life

On Thursday (Day 12), we split up and visited two different public hospitals. I visited Hospital Juan A. Fernandez, which is one of the best hospitals in Buenos Aires. After the hospital visits, we went to the Evita Museum, which was really interesting. Some of you may not know who Evita was, but she was…

The Mother of Argentina

As our journey has wrapped up, each day becomes more bitter sweet than the other. The past two days have been great. On Thursday, we split up into groups and both got the chance to tour two public hospitals in Buenos Aires. My group got to see Hospital Materno Infantil de San Isidro. This hospital…

Brad! I figured out who Evita is!

Eva Peron was a woman of the people and in a similar way, the public health care system is healthcare for the people. Both served the people of Argentina in long lasting ways. But did one lead to or at least inspire the other?  I believe the answer is yes. Eva Peron, commonly referred to…

Chapter 13: San Isidro & Evita

Yesterday, May 16th, we split up into two groups in the morning; one visited the Hospital Fernandez public hospital and the other, my group, visited the Infant and Maternity hospital in San Isidro. At the maternity and infant hospital, we were given a brief lecture by Maria Green, the head nurse of the hospital, who…

The First Lady of Healthcare

Yesterday we visited the Evita museum and museum restaurant. We learned a lot about a revolutionary First Lady in Argentina, and how she changed the game. We also got to see some her iconic dresses, personal effects and photos, and her lasting effect on Argentina government This trip has been spent learning about healthcare, insurance,…

La Razón de su Vida

Today, we presented our final group research projects. My team and I focused on the topic of public and private hospitals, and it was great to wrap up the trip by sharing what we’ve learned. It was also a huge stress relief after working hard the past few days to put together our research and…

One Woman Can Change The World

Yesterday was a pretty easy going day. We split up into two groups and went to two different hospitals. The hospital my group visited was a maternity hospital and was locket about 40 minutes outside of the city. Fortunately for my group members and I, this allowed us to take a nap on the way…

Evita Immortal

Along with our healthcare lectures and site visits, we have been learning about Argentinian history and culture throughout the entire trip. Central to Argentina’s history are the Perons, Juan and Eva, and Peronism, the political movement of which they are the figureheads. Yesterday, we visited the Evita museum, where we learned about Eva Peron’s life…

Evita: The Heart of Change

Yesterday was our last day of site visits in Argentina. We started the morning off by traveling to a public hospital in the province of Buenos Aires. Compared to the impression we had about public hospitals coming into the trip, the hospital we saw was much different, as it was high functioning and much nicer…

Last Days in Argentina :(

Over the past few days our group was able learn a lot about the history of Argentina. On Thursday, we split into two groups to visit different hospitals in a short time. My group visited Hospital Fernandez and the other group saw San Isidro Hospital. These two hospitals varied in their structure’s as mine was…

Evita & Final Presentations Already??

Yesterday was our last day of site visits and museums. The group split in half and went to two different public hospitals. My group went to a maternity public hospital just outside of Buenos Aires. I thought this hospital was really cool, and the head nurse who spoke to us had lots of information about…

Day 12-13: The Legacy of Eva Peron

Yesterday we spent the morning touring San Indisro, a local public hospital specializing in pediatrics and maternal health. The hospital we visited showed a very different side of healthcare here in Argentina. While the staff at the hospital cared greatly about the work that they do, there were many issues with the current situation there….

Don’t Cry for Me Argentina

Yesterday was an interesting day. We started the day off by splitting the group into two and going to different public hospitals for our last site visits. I went to the maternity/pediatric hospital of San Isidro. This final site visit was very engaging and our speaker, Maria Green, was an intriguing person who has done…

Long Live Evita

The 12th day here was very long. We had the opportunity to split into two groups and each group went to a different public hospital. I was in the Fernandez hospital group and we were there for roughly three hours touring and learning about their hospital. I learned some interesting new things such as them…

Evita’s Legacy

Yesterday we visited a public hospital, where we got a better understanding of the public system and the Evita museum, where we learned a lot about her legacy. In between these places, we also visited the botanical gardens and got to relax in the warm weather for a little. The public hospital that we visited…

By Public Opinion

We divided into two groups on Friday morning. One group visited San Isidro, a public infant and maternity hospital. They reported poor infrastructure, yet high quality of care through a free system supplied much by the federal and provincial governments. My group did not travel as far as we stayed in the city of Buenos…

Day 12&13: Last Days

Today, we had our final presentation in the morning. It was a huge relief and rewarding to get that done and have free time the rest of the day. Yesterday, we had our last site visit, a long lunch, a visit to the botanical gardens then finished the day with a tour of the Evita…