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Medical Missions to Africa



 

Uganda

In July 2009, Dr. Driscoll and second year medical students, Mark Cogburn, Carolina Pereira , Natasha Demehri, Monica Pena , Steven Albrechta, Jared Rich, Stefani Altman, and Brian Cogburn traveled to Uganda, Africa, with Hearts Afire, to provide medical and psychological care to victims of the Lord’s Resistance Army. Our clinic days were spent in an outpatient clinic for women and children, an internally displaced person (IDP) camp, and at the Laroo School for War Affected Children. View the medical students' Grand Rounds Presentation. Prior to the medical mission, Dr. Driscoll went gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest located in southwest Uganda, bordering Rwanda, and visited with the Nkuringo family. Following the medical mission, the entire team went on safari at Murchison Falls National Park in northwest Uganda

 

Ghana

In July 2010, Dr. Driscoll and second year medical students, Kathryn Winn, Brittany Warren, Labake Bankole, Sheallah Palmer, Shawn Shah, Karina Walker, Alexa Kaminsi, Katie Powell, Cindy-Sue Turco, and Jill Grayson traveled to Ghana, with Hearts Afire to provide medical and psychological care to residents of 5 rural villages including Ayensudo, Brenu-Akyem, Abaye, Attabadze, and Edjei Krom. Following the medical mission, the entire team visited the El Mina and Cape Coast Slave Castles. In addition, the team completed the Canopy Walkway, a series of 7 bridges (1,080 feet long) suspended 130 feet above ground from the rainforest trees located in Kakum National Park.

View the students' poster presented at the 2011 Physicians for Human Rights National Conference.