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African Cultural Exchange

Article posted on October - 17 - 2008

We have entered into an exciting collaboration with the Jamaica Hospital Family Residency Program which is part of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

Dr. Reginald Hughes, who is the Director of Family Medicine Obstetrics at Jamaica Hospital, Queens, New York, is also the Founder and President of The African Cultural Exchange which seeks to introduce students to medicine in developing countries.

He has been traveling to the Gambia as well as Sierra Leone for many, many years and has developed a great connection with the people as well as sensitivity to their needs. Dr. Hughes has agreed that The African Cultural Exchange together with the Jamaica Hospital Family Residency Program will serve as the go-between for medical students and resident physicians who wish to participate in our clinical rotations in the Gambia. As such, he will make sure that all credentials are in order, while we promise to provide the students and residents with the experience of a lifetime!

Rotary Club of Leeds

Article posted on October - 17 - 2008

In February of 2008 our President, Dr. Ingrid Feder Sidibeh, was fortunate to travel to Leeds, England, to visit the Rotary Club of Leeds which had graciously offered an invitation in order to learn about Healing Hands of Gambia.

Dr. Feder Sidibeh had met one of its members – who has since joined our Board of Directors – when she was in the Gambia to lecture to the students at the University of the Gambia, School of Medicine, and to provide medical care at the Jammeh Foundation for Peace Hospital in Serekunda. She was warmly received and had the opportunity to discuss the difficulties of the Gambian people in great depth.

We were encouraged and happy to learn that the Rotary Club of Leeds has pledged to support us, and Dr. Feder Sidibeh has agreed to return to Leeds in the future to report on our progress.

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