CARING ACROSS CONTINENTS
A Poster Session Celebrating Medical Missions and Innovative Care
A poster session highlighting the meaningful, humanitarian clinical work members of Doylestown Health have rendered around the world – our reach has extended to nearly every continent – was held on April 25. Professionals were on hand at the Pearl S. Buck International Cultural Center to present the significance of global outreach and collaboration and how that aligns with the mission of Doylestown Health.
“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.
Proceeds support the Doylestown Health Foundation Global Relief Fund and directly benefit the work of ASSISTS (America-Senegal Surgical Initiative, Surgeons Teaching Surgeons).