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August 2015

Dominica needs help!












               














Today, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of the Leeward Island, Dominica, pleaded for international aid. Further announcing that the damage from Storm Erika has setback Dominica's progress by at least two decades. The Prime Minister also he warned of more rain in upcoming days." At least 12 people are dead, and 20 more are missing according to news sources. 
Dominica is also home to the Internationally acclaimed Ross University School of Medicine(RUSM).

Life is so fragile

Life is so fragile and should be appreciated on a daily basis for tomorrow is not promised to anyone. This year alone the world has witnessed so many tragedies from the Ebola Plague devastating West Africa healthcare system; the shooting of students at a Kenya University; multiple earthquakes and aftershocks shaking Nepal back to the "stone-age"; homeless refugees and immigrates fleeing oppression for a better way of life, and the daily struggle for over 1 billion people to have clean water.

Tropical Storm Erika


















Tropical Storm Erika path to Florida-CNN

Volunteer healthcare and rescue workers will certainly be needed in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika sweeps through the Leeward Islands on its way towards South Florida. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency said 25 to 30 people were missing with 4 confirmed dead.























Dominica is flooded by Erika.

Gifts for underprivileged children of Uganda

Our volunteers are showing items such as solar power calculators, toothbrushes and paste, shoes, shirts, book bags, and toys that were donated or purchased for the orphaned children of Masaka. Thanks to those that were involved in making this medical mission possible. Our next medical mission is scheduled in October 2015.

Ebola Free!

Sierra Leone is now Ebola Free! The World Health Organization announced that the last patient infected with Ebola had tested negative On August 24, 2015. For the country to be declared officially free of Ebola, another 42 days must pass after the announcement. This news is being taken with some caution remembering Liberia's Ebola resurgence. 
At the beginning of the Ebola plague, many volunteers became infected and died. The WHO has estimated that healthcare workers are between 21 and 32 times more likely to be infected with Ebola than people in the general population.

Congestive Heart Failure














This conference on Congestive Heart Failure is presented by Dr James K Gude Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Medical Director, OSC

Where: online at www.gotomeeting.com
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
0800 - 0900 Pacific Standard Time

International Times for this ONLINE Conference
San Francisco- at 8:00AM PDT 
New York- at 11:00 AM EST 
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)- at 11:00AM 
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)- at 12:00pmBRT 
London (UK)- at 4:00 PM BST 
Lagos (Nigeria)- at 4:00 PM WAT 

Water for all!

  Clean drinking water for all is not yet attainable, but several entities are working to make this a reality. The Water Project states that nearly one billion people do not have access to safe drinking water. Furthermore, the Guardian reports that 2.6 billion people suffer from inadequate sewerage. It is interesting to note that the United Nations Development Programme does not attribute these truisms to insufficient amounts of water. They insist that the degree of poverty, inequality and the failure of governments are the main contributors to this global problem.

Be there, they will come.





Come and they will come, and come, and come. This thought went through my mind as number 100 signed in for their dental examination. 
Their pupils are dilated as they search your soul for the true meaning of relief. "Is that it, they reply." I didn't feel anything. No money changes hand, just the satisfaction of doing our job is payment in full.
The amazing part is realizing that volunteers can make a difference in someone's life. Just that statement alone will keep Volunteers4Humanity to continue helping as many people as possible.

Chest Pain and Troponin

This conference on Chest Pain and Troponin is presented by Dr James K Gude Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Medical Director, OSC

Where: online at www.gotomeeting.com
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
0800 - 0900 Pacific Standard Time

International Times for this ONLINE Conference
San Francisco- at 8:00AM PDT 
New York- at 11:00 AM EST 
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)- at 11:00AM 
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)- at 12:00pmBRT 
London (UK)- at 4:00 PM BST 
Lagos (Nigeria)- at 4:00 PM WAT 

A Day at Lira's Dental Clinic





















Dental students sporting donated items
  Today we were at Lira Regional Referral Hospital located in Northern Uganda.  Many might recognize Lira Town from documentaries on the "Invisible Children."  It is safe to say the children are no longer invisible. The hospital beds are full of them.     A very resourceful day as our volunteers performed dental procedures at Lira's Clinic, saw countless patients in the outpatient clinic and wards, and had the opportunity to teach students and interns.