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Medicine In Action Winter 2017 Medical Mission

This mission was extremely successful and a lot of fun.  It was larger than our previous missions as the clinic and surgery teams did not get a chance to get together this time for a group photo. The clinic team consisted of Chimene Liburd Brown, MD (our treasurer and family practitioner), Aisha Lofters, MD (a wonderful […]

Heavy Hearts for November Mission 2016

Hello Medicine In Action Family, It is with a heavy heart that Medicine In Action begins its November Mission 2016 in Jamaica. We have lost an invaluable team member who made impactful contributions on our missions. Dr. Frank Major, a Gynecological Oncologist, has taken flight to be with the Lord on October 18, 2016. Dr. […]

Jamaica’s Campaign to Promote Global Road Safety

Jamaica’s Campaign to Promote Global Road Safety By Ambereen Sleemi Published May 4, 2015 Recognizing the global impact of traffic accidents and trauma, the United Nations deemed the week of May 4 as Global Road Safety Week. In its third year, the focus is on pedestrian accidents. Globally, three times as many people are killed […]

Haiti, Still in the Time of Cholera

Haiti, Still in the Time of Cholera AN EPIDEMIC BECOMES ENDEMIC By Ambereen Sleemi Published April 29, 2015 n January 2010, the small island of Haiti was devastated by a massive earthquake that hit the capital city of Port-au-Prince in the late afternoon of a busy workday. As the nation tried to grasp the scope […]

The Napa Wine Century Bike Ride

Dear Medicine In Action Family, As you may already know, I co-founded Medicine in Action in 2005 with Dr. Karolynn Echols. We are a grassroots 501c3 non-profit dedicated to helping women in developing countries. We have worked in Jamaica, Tanzania and Haiti. Our main work currently takes place in Jamaica where we currently host 2 […]

Management of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in surgical candidates for obstetric fistula repair

“Management of soil-transmitted helminthiasis in surgical candidates for obstetric fistula repair.” Published in the Lancet Global Health co-authored by MIA president and surgeon, Karolynn Echols, MD.  This piece constitutes a relevant contribution to the ongoing discourse on how to overcome complex surical problems encountered in many low-income countries – the kind that will be forefront of the […]

Bringing Global Surgery into the Public Health Fray

“Bringing Global Surgery into the Public Health Fray: Why Global Surgery Matters” First posted in Columbia University’s Online Public Health Journal, The 2×2 Project– written by MIA board member and surgeon, Ambereen Sleemi, MD, MPH Highlighting the importance of global surgery in the caring for populations in need, a mission of MIA. read more.

MIA First High School Outreach Program

Medicine In Action’s first high school outreach program was born today; at the Alpha Academy for Girls as Dr. Karolynn Echols and Dr. Lise Rehwaldt spent sometime with the grade 13 girls discussing career goals in health care. This will be the beginning of a wonderful relationship as MIA will continue to develop this program […]

Dr. Sharan Rahman generously donated $11,000…

December 2012 Dr. Sharan Rahman generously donated $11,000 worth of medical equipment including a much needed colposcope, microscope, LEEP machine and cryosurgery device which will help us in the screening, diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer. These items are waiting in our storage unit to go to Jamaica in November.  Dr. Rahman will be joining […]

Weight Loss Reduces…

NEW YORK TIMES February 2, 2009 “Weight Loss Reduces Incontinence in Women” By RONI CARYN RABIN “Women often have a hard time controlling their weight after menopause. Around the same time in their lives, some women also start to experience embarrassing urine leaks and uncontrollable urges to go to the bathroom. The two problems appear […]