News

The Deadly Toll of Abortion by Amateurs, By DENISE GRADY

NEW YORK TIMES June 2, 2009

The Deadly Toll of Abortion by Amateurs, By DENISE GRADY

The article discusses the problem of illegal abortions in Tanzania. Many amateurs offer abortions to young women in secret who are put in serious danger by this practice. Linkhttp://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/02/health/02abort.html?_r=1&ref=health

Death in Birth: Where Life’s Start Is a Deadly Risk By DENISE GRADY

NEW YORK TIMES May 24, 2009

Death in Birth: Where Life’s Start Is a Deadly Risk By DENISE GRADY

“More than half of the 536,000 women who die each year in pregnancy and childbirth are in Africa, according to the World Health Organization. Most of the deaths are preventable, with basic obstetrical care. Tanzania, with roughly 13,000 deaths annually, has neither the best nor the worst record in Africa. Although it is politically stable, it is also one of the world’s poorest countries, suffering from almost every problem that contributes to high maternal death rates, shortages of doctors, nurses, drugs, equipment, roads and transportation.”http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/24/health/24birth.html?emc=eta1

Stats & Figures

Stats & Figures

What We Have Done So Far:

  • We have completed 25 medical missions
  • We have had the help of 200 + volunteers
  • We have treated over 5000 Patients
  • We have screened thousands of women for cervical cancer
  • We have performed over 200 surgeries and procedures
  • We currently have 2 Medical Missions to Jamaica scheduled per year
  • We have sent 4 Sugar Scholars to Jamaica to broaden their perspectives on global health issues.

Updated February 2013

Boston University Alumni Magazine, Spring 2010

Alumna leads volunteer health organization – Missions to Jamaica and Tanzania Bring Medical care and Health Education

Missions to Jamaica and Tanzania bring medical care and health education

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