Medicine on the Move (MoM) improves lives of West Africans through community-based healthcare education
In West Africa, many communities are remote and can be difficult to access. Villagers may have to travel long distances to reach professional clinics. In the absence of trained health professionals, many utilize traditional remedies -- not all of which are reliable and some of which may result in further complications or infections. Consequently, many preventable morbidities and mortalities occur on a regular basis. MoM's mission is to empower villagers to improve the health of their community members through extensive healthcare training, provision of healthcare-related material, and development of a support structure between remote villages.