Panafrican Acupuncture Project Inc

Rating: 4.88 stars   16 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 113 Summit Ave Brookline MA 02446 USA

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.
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

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Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

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!!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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