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Humanitarian Service in Rwanda – One Doctor’s Experience

Updated: Jul 11, 2022

Medical Missions for Children (MMFC) is a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization established by H. Dennis Snyder, MD 25 years ago, with a goal to build sustainable healthcare, education, and social services infrastructure in the underserved areas of the world. This is accomplished by fostering long-term relationships and sending volunteer teams on missions to over 15 countries each year.

In 2004, MMFC started a thyroid goiter surgery mission to Gitwe, a remote village in Rwanda, under the leadership of Jagdish K. Dhingra, MD, MBBS, FRCS. In May 2018, it completed its 13th annual mission.

Erin Haser, MD shares her mission experience with the Rwanda Goiter Mission-a collaboration between MMFC and the Anesthesia Department at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). Read Dr. Haser’s full story here.

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