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Surgical Mission to Guatemala by Sherikay Griffith

My surgical Mission trip to Reu  Guatemala was life changing not only for the people who receive these much needed services,but for those of us giving service to the poor and needy. My team was was performing gall bladder surgery and hernia repair and mass removals both on men and

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Zimbabwe by Lindsay Higgs, RN

Imagine a cool crisp breeze; cool enough for one to need a sweatshirt but warm enough to enjoy an evening outside with a blank page and a pen. Specks of dirt kept getting in my eyes, as I would look out into the distance watching the children play. Children’s screams

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The Quiet Revolution of Moni Bai by Amanda Judd

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead Lately, I’ve been reflecting on what it means to be a female in a world where females are the most vulnerable of the vulnerable. The

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Pamela Van Vleet’s Mission to India

Although volunteering in global health care is not new to me, my travels to India with Project Starfish India proved to be a unique, stimulating and very rewarding experience. Project Starfish India is a secular organization that partners with Holy Cross Hospital located in the town of Nagercoil. Nagercoil is

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5 Best Places to Volunteer Abroad in Medicine

Sadly, there are too many communities around the world in need of healthcare support and a few of them are desperate for the medical expertise that the modern world can offer.  Some nations are actually struggling to keep their populations in basic good health. Most of these distressed countries gratefully

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See the World, Change the World with Health Volunteers Overseas

What if your volunteer assignment could save lives and improve patient outcomes long after your service ended? Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) ensures that short-term volunteer assignments have long-term impact. HVO is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and availability of care in resource-scarce countries by providing education, training

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Donna McVay reports on her recent trip to Guatemala

This is Mike.  He is the person who made the bowl that I sent and will be up for auction at next years fundraising celebration.  He makes a lot of wooden items.  He said it took about a week to make the bowl.  It is sanded and treated to enable

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Measles in South Sudan by Sue Averill

Imagine this is your home, your ‘hood, your life.  You struggle to get by, to find or grow or be given enough food.  You carry water for miles from a pump (borehole) some organization has drilled to let you have potable water instead of drinking from a nearby river where you also bathe, wash clothes

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Malaria, Measles and Knee Bone Soup

Another hectic week trying to make some big project decisions, read the hundreds of daily emails (I’m trying to stop the flow), and solve the problems of the world   My day typically starts about 6 am, cold shower, coffee and a bit of yogurt in my room (well, it’s

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