What if you had the opportunity to step out of your everyday life
— and be a hero in a world where basic medical care is often out of reach?
NES Health is covering the travel costs for four physicians and mid-level providers to travel to Ethiopia with The Medical Brigade-a group of clinical and non-clinical volunteers who provide vital medical care to the children of Korah, a small and impoverished village on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. The Medical Brigade is sponsored by Out of the Ashes, a nonprofit organization.
On one of its biannual medical missions last summer, The Medical Brigade:
- Saw more than 400 patients for afflictions ranging from simple earaches to severe meningitis.
- Held multiple clinics, went on house calls for homebound patients, and performed a life saving surgical procedure for one little boy.
- Supplied local providers with much-needed supplies, equipment, and medication
These volunteers will soon embark on the adventure of a lifetime and provide hope and healing to those who desperately need it. In the next issue of Inside NES Health, we will chronicle their medical mission trip.