September 1st, 2017
A rural medical outreach program was carried out at remote Nwangele LGA, Nigeria. The outreach program, an initiative of Good Samaritan for Africa aimed to provide the severely understaffed and poorly resourced medical clinic in Nwangele LGA with volunteers, mostly fifth- and sixth-year medical students who are eager to make a difference in people’s lives. The villagers were aided with medical supplies and both students and patients gained from the medical outreach. But more global efforts are needed to educate communities on preventive healthcare and spread of diseases like HIV/AIDS.
September 7th, 2017
According to the most recent estimates, 389 million people live on less than $1 a day in Sub-Saharan Africa. A vast majority live in rural areas, where healthcare facilities are unequipped and lack the most basic equipment and supplies to successfully manage cases. There are no beds – patients lie on floors, doctors wash, patch and reuse gloves or use plastic bags as protection from diseases like HIV/AIDS. Life-saving operations are cancelled or postponed because of shortage of the vital supplies needed for surgeries.
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