Women At Real Risk has successfully completed 2018 medical missions trip to the Parish of Saint Mary’s. The Medical Mission team saw over 400 men, women, and children in the four days. During this mission, though our focus was to bring awareness to breast cancer, by doing so we were able to provide other medical attention.
The 2018 Medical Mission team consisted of: Brock Adams MD, Robert Ball MD, Theresa Buckson MD, Nichole Glass-Logan MD, Kijana Nix MD; Dr. Edward Olowoofayoku PharmD; Deena Nakpodia RN; Rev. Allyson D. Brown, WARR Chaplain; Agnes Adex, Sherene Cameron, Khadein Hackshaw, Kemi Olowoofayoku, Dawn and Denise Taylor, Portia Williams, volunteers; the Executive Director and Vice President of WARR.
The team’s day consists of seven hours of treating patients, not including travel time of two hours each way to the remote areas of St. Mary. Dr. Adams saw all patients with arthritis. Patients with extreme high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes, were seen by Dr. Ball and Dr. Buckson. Most pediatrics were seen by Dr. Glass-Logan and Dr. Nix for all kinds of health reasons. Patients were given up to three months’ medication, which was prescribed by the doctors. Dr. Olowoofayoku along with his volunteers filled all prescriptions. Patients expressed their gratitude for the treatment received during the mission.
On our fifth day, the team visited Marymount All-Girls School, where they launched a health initiatives program with over seven hundred teens in attendance. This program continues today which include distribution of school supplies, backpacks, personal items, educational materials, and in person presentations from several Pediatric doctors and motivational speakers.
All are looking forward to coming back next year.