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Review for Kellermann Foundation, Richardson, TX, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I travelled to Uganda six years ago and spent a week in Buhoma, the village in which the Bwindi Community Hospital, begun through the efforts of Scott and Carol Kellermann, is located. The lives that have impacted in this part of the world where access to basic healthcare is scarce is indeed impressive. But the most striking achievement is their focus on public health from the get go. By training and sending nurses and others health care workers out into the villages, especially Batwa Pygmy villages, the hospital and the KF which supports the work, have been able to teach village residents the basics of infant nutrition, the need for vaccination as well as the use of netting to prevent malaria. These efforts and many others have significantly reduced infant mortality, malaria and overall have contributed to health education and awareness of the local residents. Dr. Scott Kellermann's drive and vision begun this work and now well trained Ugandan doctors, nurses and administrators run this hospital and its ongoing public health programs. If you are a Pre-med student, look into the opportunities to intern at Bwindi!

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