Global Activism: A Global Health Initiative Brings Peace Corps Volunteers, Universities and Healthcare Workers Together
When it comes to global health, there is a real divide between low income countries and wealthier nations. Most low income countries have a shortage of health care workers, particularly when it comes to primary care physicians.
Andrew Dykens is a physician at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He's also the founder of Peace Care.
It's a global health initiative that links universities, Peace Corps volunteers and healthcare workers together to help address public health issues in developing countries.
Andrew is a former Peace Corps volunteer himself and was stationed in Mauritania. This experience was part of what led him to his current project.