Since 2009, I have participated in mobile medical clinics and conducted public health research in collaboration with AEMRN in several countries, including Rwanda, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Zambia, and Uganda. I have over 25 years experience, working in nearly 60 countries with dozens of government, private and non-profit organizations.
I can unequivocally state that AEMRN ranks among the top organizations I have collaborated with. The AEMRN team is made up of medical and public health professionals who have a critical understanding of global health issues. In addition to their professional qualifications and experience, the AEMRN team brings with them compassion for the people they are serving. As an epidemiologist, the AEMRN mobile medical teams have provided opportunities to go beyond teaching and conducting research in the U.S. by enabling access to people across countries, cultures, with a wide variety of health problems and infectious diseases. Being able to meet face to face with people and speak with them about their personal and family medical conditions has been invaluable. I have collected valuable data for my research in preventive medicine, vector control and the application of geographic information systems in public health.
But most importantly, I have been able to directly see the impact this research has had on the communities in which AEMRN has served. I would highly recommend joining a mobile medical team for those who want to make a difference in the lives of people that are in desperate need of medical assistance.