The first medical mission trip from University to Senegal went in May 2011. It was a 10 person medical team, including three doctors, two nurses, and 5 non medical assistants. Over 950 patients were treated and we were able to provide much needed medication and supplies for others. University has partnered with the Mbour UMC (Mbour Eglise Méthodiste Unie au Sénégal). Our assistance helps support feeding programs, wellness ministry, and employment training skills.
From 2011 to 2017 we have had 67 individuals join this team. In 2015 we were able to help 450 patients with their vision, providing them with eye glasses and we were able to leave 950 additional pairs of glasses.
We have had 12 weeks of clinic (10 medical and 2 Optometry). Over 12,000 patients have been seen. If you are interested in joining our next team to Senegal or would just like information about this ministry contact Linda Hearne.