The Student Global Health Alliance has led medical missions each year since its formation in 2008. Our past medical mission trips include Nepal (2009), Vietnam (2010), Peru (2011), and Ghana (2011). This year we are planning two medical missions to northern Uganda and will be partnering with ProsForAfrica and Sister Rosemary, a local Ugandan and 2007 CNN hero. We are very excited for these upcoming missions!
You can also find more information about the medical missions we are currently planning to Uganda, by visiting this link - Uganda Spring and Summer 2012.
We strive to make a lasting impact upon each of the communities we serve on our medical missions. At the same time, the medical mission inspires students to remember the importance of humanitarian service and we hope that that inspiration will stay with them once they have graduated medical school and finished residency. Here is an excerpt from one of the student's journals:
"The trip to Ghana opened my eyes. Due to limited funding and resources, healthcare providers must often improvise. It was enlightening to see the challenges they face and the hardships endured by their patients. I learned both procedures and patient care from these wonderful people, all while witnessing many diseases uncommon in the U.S. the Ghanaian people were so welcoming, and this was also a wonderful way to deepen relationships with my fellow students and colleagues. This inspiring experience will remain with me forever. I can’t wait to return to Ghana as a fully-trained physician."