Misericordia students Haley Hall, Lexi Giannone, Katie Hurley and Lisa Tondora, accompanied by Dr. Cynthia Mailloux, are on a two week service learning trip to Karagwe, Tanzania.
They are working with nurses and doctors at Nyakahanga Hospital. Students are experiencing Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO's) in the community and learning to understand how the new Sustainable Development Goals are being achieved.
They participated in a mobile clinic visit where they administered vaccinations and assisted with antenatal assessments in a remote village. The experience has provided a great opportunity to immerse themselves in the African culture.
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About the author: Dr. Cynthia Glawe Mailloux is professor and chairperson of the Nursing Department at Misericordia University. Her primary area of practice focuses on nursing education and curriculum development. This is the second year that Dr. Mailloux has participated in the Global Health course offered in Tanzania.
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