This year, all proceeds from the Global Health Conference will be donated to Fundación Yantaló Clinic. Established in 2014, this clinic is the first grassroots, community-based, green health care clinic in Peru. It is designed to be a service, research, and education center. The 16-bed international facility addresses the lack of medical services in the Yantalo village community and rural San Martin region within the Amazon Jungle. Hours away from the major hospitals in Lima, Peru, the clinic provides basic care to over 10,000 patients a year, but they lack the local manpower to provide year-round specialists and specialized care to serve many of its patients’ medical and surgical needs. MedPACt was the first team last summer to introduce broad primary care, physical therapy, and adult surgery. Services that have been offered to the local patient population during previous trips include obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, dermatology, internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, pediatric urology, physical therapy, social work, nutrition, and health education. If this cause is meaningful to you please consider donating here
South African Research Chair
Tania Douglas is the director for the Medical Imaging Research Unit at the University of Cape Town with expertise in medical imaging, fetal alcohol syndrome, and health innovation. She is also the South African Research Chair Initiative Chair in Biomedical Engineering & Innovation, has been named a 2018 Quartz Africa Innovator, and has performed a TED Talk discussing some of the unique issues that many African countries are facing when it comes to the use and upkeep of medical technology.