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FIGS V.I.P. - Jessica Oliveira, MSPA, PA-C

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From launching international non-profit organizations to bringing new life into the world, medical professionals are making a difference in the lives of their patients across the globe. FIGS celebrates the people behind these feats and shares their stories with our community. This month, FIGS features Jessica Oliveira, a OB-GYN physician's assistant who founded Saving Mother's Comadroma School of POWHER to develop an ongoing curriculum for maternal health in Guatemala. Read the interview here.

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DOCARE International in Guatemala

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DOCARE International was established in 1961 focusing on global outreach in medically underserved communities around the world. Recently the group volunteered in Equintla, Guatemala along with medical resident volunteers from Touro and Midwestern. A large group of over 100 volunteers consisting of physicians, RNs, EMTS, dentists, pharmacists, translators, and medical & pharmacy students provided primary and acute care to over 1800 patients over the course of a week. More photos here.

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Our Technical Collection in Action

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Saving Mothers in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic

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Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers around the world!

Saving Mothers is an amazing nonprofit dedicated to improving maternal health in the developing world by providing the tools needed to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity. Recently Saving Mothers went on two medical missions in the Dominican Republic and Guatemala to provide care to local residents and support local maternal health efforts. Read more here.

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St. Patrick's Day in Ghana with Project C.U.R.E.

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Project C.U.R.E. recently traveled to Ghana in March. They provided medical care to over 200 patients on St. Patrick's Day in the Ahafo region. Led by Clinics Director Corinne Domahidy, the 11-member medical team, comprising two doctors, a handful of nurses, a paramedic, and non-medical staff. They served patients ranging in age from infants to an 110-year-old woman for diverse maladies, including wounds of varying severity. See more photos and read an account from one participant here.

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