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Causes: AIDS, Health, Public Health

Mission: The PanAfrican Acupuncture Project, through the training of local health-care providers, greatly increases the peoples' access to a simple yet effective treatment modality to reduce pain and suffering, improve quality of life, and instill a greater sense of hope.

Programs: Provide services, advocacy and education regarding aids/hiv affected people through acupuncture.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I volunteered with PAAP in 2008, and Pacific Rim College has chosen PAAP as an approved Global Outreach clinical opportunity for our acupuncture students. I have worked with many health organizations offering free healthcare in developing nations, and I have never encountered one with such a bold vision as PAAP. It is not just a vision either; it is a reality helping thousands of people to get healthcare that they otherwise could not afford, and it leaves a legacy in those communities for continued healthcare. - Todd Howard, President, Pacific Rim College

Greta W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have know of this program for over 8 years now, and been aware of the tremendous work and benefit it provides. Richard Mandell is not only supporting the people of Uganda but also the acupuncture profession & training through the PanAfrican Acupuncture Project . A fantastic organization!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I volunteered to be a team member of PAAP under the supervision of a remarkable man, Richard Mandell, the founder of PAAP. As I spoke with him on the intake interview, His sincerity came through in his words and I decided to go to Uganda as a member of the team. We trained two groups: one comprised of African healers from their villages and the other health care professionals. Both were amazing and filled with life altering experiences--people walking for miles for a treatmetn, no shoes. Hopeful faces. Kind words. Gratitude. Communicating in other ways besides words--through, touch, expressions and with the help of the trainees. One day during break, the healers formed a line and we began singing a song which I found out later was about herbal medicine. We snaked around the room and had a blast. So, yes, go if you can . mk christian

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I travelled to Uganda in November 2010 through PAAP. It was an experience of a lifetime. The contacts in Uganda were so wonderful and organized, we ran several successul clinics. To help share this knowledge is truly heartwarming. Thank you PAAP!!