Thursday, March 22, 2007

Helping a Sudanese Refugee to Medical School in Uganda, Africa

So I found a request on GiveMeaning that I responded to.

Help send an African student to medical school! Uganda has only 1 physician for every 100,000 patients while in the United States there are 28 doctors for every 100,000 people. Patrick Otim is a Sudanese refugee living in Uganda. He wants to become a doctor and has the qualifications to do it, he just needs the tuition.

Patrick is in his second year, and they have already raised about half the money needed. Creating a doctor is like lending to a business, it will have a lot of good effects in the future.

1 comment:

Tom @ said...

Thanks for posting this! If you click on the Photo Gallery tab, you will see Patrick's most recent report cards. He's doing really well!

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