Welcome to African Medical Corps.
Bridging the Gap between Traditional and Western Medicine in solving Africa’s Health Crisis!
The African Medical Corps is part of an African wide organisation of Doctors, and also has representatives from all over the world. The mission is to help Africa get over the healthcare crisis that the entire continent has to deal with.
The African Medical Corps in Partnership with PROMETRA International, and The Birthing Project USA, recognizes as its mission the reversal of the brain drain through the development of a core of African doctors and medical students dedicated and determined to return some of Africa’s best human and intellectual resources to African communities that have been medically neglected.
The work of African Medical Corps is the restoration of Africas most natural resources through the promotion of health and well being on the continent.
A major part of their work is the creation of a documentary Healing. This is based on work that was done in the Volta Region of Ghana in the summer and highlights the work of traditional healers in Ghana. A medical brigade was taken to a small rural community.
The documentary was a three part series and the next major project will be the next Medical Brigade for Summer 2011. This is still in the beginning states, but there will hopefully be a more concrete plan to put out in the near future. The last brigade saw more than 80 patients a day and worked alongside traditional healers to create a new primary care model.
The medical brigade aims to put intellectual and human resources back into medical deprived African communities. It’s made up of a group of 12 cuban trained doctors and medical students all coming from the Latin American School of Medicine.
They want to build health care infrastructure in rural Villages by creating community based primary health care models.