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Insights from Ethiopia

Dr. Bob Rufsvold, a 1979 Dartmouth Medical School alumnus, wrote "Being Present" for the Fall 2007 issue of Dartmouth Medicine about his experiences in Galaha, Ethopia, with the aid organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF). He worked in a remote clinic serving the Afar, a nomadic people who suffer from chronic malnutrition, episodic famine, and an array of diseases, including tuberculosis (TB). Though intended to offer modern TB diagnosis and treatment, the Galaha project provided, of necessity, primary-care and nutrition services to thousands of Afar families who otherwise would have had no access to basic medical care.



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