A Celebration of Medicine from Doylestown to Dakar

A special dinner and program highlighting the clinical partnership of Doylestown Health Urologist Albert Ruenes, Jr., MD, his esteemed physician colleagues, and associates from Centre de Santé Aristide Mensah in Yeumbeul, Dakar, Senegal, was held April 25, 2023. Proceeds support the Doylestown Health Foundation Global Relief Fund and directly benefit the work of ASSISTS (America-Senegal Surgical Initiative, Surgeons Teaching Surgeons).

“I’ve explored both the difficulties and great rewards of providing health care to one of the world’s most underserved populations. What keeps me going is to see how a project can have such a huge impact and to witness the people’s eagerness to learn and help improve the situation in their own country. There is such a need. They are grateful.” ~ Al Ruenes, MD
In 2004, Dr. Albert Ruenes established ASSISTS (America-Senegal Surgical Initiative, Surgeons Teaching Surgeons), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing African surgeons training and support to help eliminate suffering from medical conditions endemic to West Africa. The collaboration involves American and West African surgeons working together in Senegal to incorporate contemporary surgical techniques and improve the facilities in which these services are provided.

To read how Doylestown Hospital extends its global clinical outreach and humanitarian efforts in partnership with colleagues from Africa. Doylestown Hospital signs a new Memorandum of Understanding with Hôpital Général Idrissa Pouye and Centre de Santé Aristide Mensah, both located in Dakar, Senegal, click here.

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