Our September mission to Tanzania was a great success. We saw over 200 patients and performed 12 gynecologic surgeries. The mission was only 5 days long for most of us, as we then embarked on our fundraising climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, raising about $35,000 for Medicine in Action. We were lucky to have Dr. Jenny Keen from the UK, who joined MIA for the first time on this mission.
She was able to stay in Mwanza and continue to see new patients as well as take care of our surgical patients in the hospital while the rest of the volunteers were on the climb. Dr. Keen is an internist with a specialty in women’s health and also substance abuse. We are thrilled that Dr. Keen plans to continue her work with MIA in Tanzania.