How to Get Involved: Global Medical Brigades

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in Blogs, Office News | 0 comments

Wellesley College Student and Wellesley GMB Fundraising Chair, Zahra Pirani,  recently reached out to Drs. Ali & Ali, asking Wellesley Dental Group to show its support for the Global Medical Brigades, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We are so proud to support them in this endeavor by donating oral hygiene supplies and we also want to raise awareness. Join us in giving back to this great cause! Call or email us for more information on the supplies they need at 781-237-9071 or!

The Brigades is the world’s largest student-led international relief organization, whose members travel to rural communities with the mission to set up a medical clinic that provides free check-ups, routing testing, medication, and education to the community’s members. In January 2015, Wellesley GMB will travel to Panama, where we will spend our time interacting directly with patients with the help of general practitioners, registered nurses, gynecologists, dentists, and pharmacists, thus ensuring that the hundreds of community members whom we will see will have access to preventative care, maintenance medications, and education about health and hygiene. 

Wellesley GMB Chapter went to Honduras in January 2014 and saw over 900 patients, most commonly administering anti-parasitic medication to young children, monitoring the progress of chronic conditions, providing preventative medication and basic medical supplies to families, and much more. Wellesley GMB is particularly interested in improving the lives of women abroad via medicine.To ensure that the medical needs of the community will be met, the volunteers reach out to the community in efforts to raise funds and collect donations in medical supplies for the clinic. 

Feeling the need to give back and volunteer? The group is also looking for medical professionals to volunteer. There is no time better than the present to take part!

Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and the caring team at Wellesley Dental Group if you have any thoughts or concerns; they will be happy to answer your questions!
Contact us today at 781-237-0271 or to set up an appointment and consultation.

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