Feb. 6: MEDICAL HEROES: Hear about the state of health care in the Philippines post Typhoon Haiyan

The medical student Global Health and Rural Health Student Interest Groups and the Partnership for Justice at the John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) will be hearing first-hand soon from some medical heroes — those who have helped the people of the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

Scheduled for Thursday, February 6, Dr. Brad Wong of Aloha Medical Mission and Dr. Seiji Yamada, JABSOM Faculty, will discuss the current state of health care in the region post-Typhoon Haiyan.

“The Current state of Yolanda,” is the topic of the talk by Dr. Yamada, who volunteered his medical services in that area. Dr. Brad Wong will describe his experiences in country, and give details about opportunities for people to be involved with medical missions over the summer.

Dr. Seiji in Cebu.

Dr. Seiji in Cebu.

“This is a great opportunity for medical students to find out about possible shadowing abroad opportunities for our students interested in the MD5 elective at JABSOM, as well as for members of the community to participate in learning more about the Philippines,” said Jacques Ambrose, MD Class of 2014.

Ambrose invites students and the public to attend the discussion on Thursday, February 6th at 5 p.m. in Classroom 301 of the John A. Burns School of Medicine’s Medical Education Building. The address is 651 Ilalo Street.

For more information, contact the global and rural health interest groups at jabsomghigrhig@gmail.com, or Partnership for Justice leader Jacques Ambrose at ambrosea@hawaii.edu

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