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2014 Liberia Project Hope Surgical Mission

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Dear Friends,

As many of you know, in under 3 weeks I'm headed to rural Liberia with a team of general surgeons and OBYGN surgeons to provide much needed medical and surgical services to the population served by Phebe Hospital, a few hours north of the nation's capital (http://tinyurl.com/PhebeHospitalMap). For those unaware, Liberia, which is recovering from gruesome civil war that ended a decade ago, remains one of the poorest countries in the world with a healthcare system that ranges from dilapidated to non-existent. Our January 2014 Mission is part of an ongoing partnership to train local physicians and provide high quality care to the community. Over the course of 17 days, we will perform over 50 surgeries, and will see and treat hundreds of patients. As a medical student joining the mission, its a tremendous opportunity for me to do service work, as well as to see first hand how physicians can strive to build up health systems and provide a better standard of care around the globe.

I have personally spent countless hours over the past 4 months preparing for this trip: planning logistics, training, fundraising, collecting and packing supplies, etc. Our team is now in its final fundraising push, and every member has been tasked with raising at least $750 through the holidays to make this project a success. We can do a lot with a little--its amazing actually--but we still need essentials like surgical gloves, instruments, medications, IV lines, catheters, and sutures so we can provide the standard of care that any and every human being deserves--whether in the eastern United States or along the west coast of Africa.

Every bit counts - whether its $5, $50, or $500. Please consider helping support this project by helping me reach my fundraising goal.

I hope you are well and wish you a very happy holiday season!
All the best,

Alex

Alex Peters
MD Candidate, 2015
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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