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Dr. Eric Bing and SMU students arrive in Zambia

When asked what they are looking forward to most about their trip, here’s what student volunteers had to say:

Melanie: As an American I am truly blessed to live in a country where medical care is easily accessible; however, this is not the case around the world. The efforts of the Bush Institute demonstrate a commitment to helping others and promoting global health. I look forward to experiencing the early stages of the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon program first-hand because I am confident that the program will continue to grow and save thousands of lives.

Katie: This is an opportunity to be a small part of a project that will have a huge impact. I have not traveled much, so the chance to go all the way to Africa was something I couldn’t pass up. I am most looking forward to meeting the people in Zambia, hearing their stories and learning about their community.

Tyrell: I applied for the Bush Institute’s initiative in Zambia to learn how the Bush Institute is helping to combat cervical cancer abroad and to better understand how I might use that knowledge to help women who need health care right here at home.  I look forward to being hands-on in the renovation efforts that will provide the people of Zambia with lasting healthcare benefits.

Follow their work on the Bush Institute Blog.