Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Medic to Medic fact of the day 1

Medic to Medic was founded in 2007 by Kate Mandeville.

Kate was born in Malawi, where her father was working as an engineer at the time. When Kate visited the village, and the mission hospital where she was born, as an adult, she was struck by the scarcity of doctors.

Kate also visited Malawi's one national medical school, where she met with the Dean of Students, who related how "many students spent their spare time trying to find extra funding rather than focusing on their studies. Some students were dropping out of the course, even in their final years, due to lack of finances."

Donate to Medic to Medic in support of my half-marathon run on May 29, 2011 here.

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