Med-Surg Highlight: Patent Pathways

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Article by Abigael Siecinski

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Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, many of BBF’s med-surg trip partners have been unable to fulfill the hand carry medical missions they have been planning. However, there have still been some groups who have gone above and beyond to travel and serve those in need during a global pandemic. One of the most recent organization’s that BBF was able to provide pharmaceuticals to is Patent Pathways. From February 20th to March 10th of 2021 this group of medical practitioners traveled to Nigeria to provide medical and dental services to local communities as well as health awareness and training for local professionals.

On their med-surg trip, they were able to serve 170 girls, 137 women, 150 boys, and 120 men during their three weeks in Nigeria. They highlighted that one of the most useful items from BBF was the anti-malaria medication. Malaria has been a consistent endemic to the community and being able to provide the proper medication to combat the disease is vital.

They also shared the story of a young girl named Pauline who needed a tooth extracted. Dental work is hard to come by and costly in her area, so she had been forced to live in pain from the tooth until Patent Pathways arrived. They were able to provide the tooth extraction for free and greatly improve Pauline’s quality of life.

BBF is extremely proud of our med-surg trip program and the work done by all of our partner groups. As travel restrictions begin to lift, we look forward to fully resuming our role in supporting more of these successful health outcomes around the world.

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Article by Abigael Siecinski

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Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, many of BBF’s med-surg trip partners have been unable to fulfill the hand carry medical missions they have been planning. However, there have still been some groups who have gone above and beyond to travel and serve those in need during a global pandemic. One of the most recent organization’s that BBF was able to provide pharmaceuticals to is Patent Pathways. From February 20th to March 10th of 2021 this group of medical practitioners traveled to Nigeria to provide medical and dental services to local communities as well as health awareness and training for local professionals.

On their med-surg trip, they were able to serve 170 girls, 137 women, 150 boys, and 120 men during their three weeks in Nigeria. They highlighted that one of the most useful items from BBF was the anti-malaria medication. Malaria has been a consistent endemic to the community and being able to provide the proper medication to combat the disease is vital.

They also shared the story of a young girl named Pauline who needed a tooth extracted. Dental work is hard to come by and costly in her area, so she had been forced to live in pain from the tooth until Patent Pathways arrived. They were able to provide the tooth extraction for free and greatly improve Pauline’s quality of life.

BBF is extremely proud of our med-surg trip program and the work done by all of our partner groups. As travel restrictions begin to lift, we look forward to fully resuming our role in supporting more of these successful health outcomes around the world.

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