In conjunction with the Drexel University WeServe program and the Drexel University School of Public Health, we will be traveling to Gambia (West Africa) this summer to do work on a number of public health projects related to maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS prevention & education, and chronic disease management.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Drexel Arrives in The Gambia

Sunday afternoon, L.O.V.E. Abroad greeted Dr. Marquez, the Director of Global Health Intiatives and Shirin Karsan, the director of the Drexel WeServe Program.  They also had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Fred Allen, professor in the Biomedical Engineering department at Drexel, and his wife, Dr. Lynne Edwards of Ursinus College. The team was very excited to see some friendly and familiar faces and welcome them to The Gambia. Much needed snacks were given to the team as their previous supply had run out weeks ago.  Dr. Marquez quickly noticed that the members of the group had gotten a lot of sun while being out in the village.  A weeks worth of planned meetings and cultural activities was also a part of the highly anticipated meeting and they were very excited to see us all and hear how things were going.

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