Three University of Virginia nurses and a nurse practitioner traveled to southeast Africa in May to open a clinic and distribute medical supplies.
On Tuesday, nurse practitioner Lucy Goeke and nurses Erin Donnelly, Rebecca Thornton, and Megan Veasey spoke to the UVA community about what they did to help those needing medical care in Malawi.
The nurses worked with Villages in Partnership to open a three-day clinic that served more than 600 people. They distributed medicine, mosquito nets and comfort to rural villagers who rarely receive medical care.
Villages in Partnership Executive Director Liz Heinzel-Nelson said, "They don't have access to doctors, nurses, medical care, clinics, lots of times you know when they're sick, they have to walk miles to get to a clinic."
This is UVA nursing's second trip to Malawi. Organizers hope to create an ongoing partnership between the villages of Malawi and the "village" of UVA nursing.
Click here to learn more about Villages in Partnership.