In this Breakout Session at the 2017 M3 Conference, Mark Kuhl, DMD, will review the essentials of what you need to have an efficient, effective short-term dental mission trip. Dr. Kuhl has been active in short-term dental mission trips for 30 years, and he will review a variety of clinical scenarios and how to be prepared for them.
For the last eight years, Dr. Kuhl’s primary focus has been with Kenya Relief in Migori, Kenya. Click here to learn more about the work of Kenya Relief.
They’re barefoot in Burundi. And in so many other places in which Dr. Todd Price, an infectious disease specialist from Houston, Texas, has worked, basic needs go unattended. They have malaria, tuberculosis, jiggers, ascariasis, hookworm, cholera, typhoid, schistosomiasis, HIV, infestations. And besides that, they are poor, malnourished and anemic. They arrive to hospitals and clinics in such severe duress that it is a wonder how they could have gotten themselves into such dire circumstances. Yet despite these overwhelming impossibilities, despite these seemingly unbroken circles of despair, poverty and hopelessness, we can make a difference. Regardless of our training and respective expertise, we can provide sustainable solutions to basic healthcare problems and pursue health in communities worldwide. In this Plenary Session at the 2017 M3 Conference, Dr. Price provides compelling information and solutions to help in these seemingly desperate situations, but it all starts with our “yes.”
Click here for more information on Dr. Todd Price’s work through International Medical Outreach.
In this Plenary Session at the 2017 M3 Conference, Jenny Eaton Dyer, PhD, Executive Director of Hope Through Healing Hands, discusses the importance of advocacy. She shares how storytelling from the fields of global medical missions to Congressional leaders can influence poverty focused assistance for health and development in low income nations. Further, Dyer will look at the critical interventions for maternal and child health to save lives and enhance sustainability for communities.
Click here for more information on the work of Hope Through Healing Hands.
In this session from the 2017 M3 Conference, Steve James shares about the work of KenyaRelief.org, which has a 15 year history of providing safe and well organized medical/surgical mission trips for more than 3,000 health care providers.
Steve James is a veteran anesthesia provider who turned tragedy into triumph by founding Kenyarelief.org after the death of his daughter in 2001. He has mastered short-term medical and surgical missions and created a safe, sustainable program involving health, education, and care of orphans and vulnerable children. He organizes over 20 teams of missionaries each year who provide free medical services including, but definitely not limited to, pediatrics, ophthalmology, and obstetrics/gynecology.