A Medical Mission in Malawi

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All Star X-ray is proud of Denisha Shipman, who served as a healthcare volunteer on a medical mission trip this past October.

She served in a remote village in Malawi as a representative of MedReach, Inc. The basic healthcare needs we take for granted here in the United States are rarities in this and other nearby communities. In fact, the closest hospital is 60 miles away. And for a village in a nation where 80% of the citizenry lives below the poverty line and earning less than $1.25 a day, access is near impossible.

Denisha and her fellow medical mission staffers attended to 2,353 patients over five days. This included providing 701 pairs of sunglasses and administering a staggering 9,000 prescriptions. Pharmacist Sam Eckel put together this wonderful video to honor the work of MedReach’s hardworking healthcare volunteers. You may also view our setup and photos from the mission at our Facebook gallery. All Star X-ray looks forward to providing more healthcare opportunities for underserved regions in the coming year.

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