Students Provide Culturally Sensitive Care in Rural Guatemala

Students Provide Culturally Sensitive Care in Rural GuatemalaOver winter break, members of the Phi Delta Chi fraternity from both Duluth and Twin Cities chapters helped set up four clinics in villages surrounding Antigua, Guatemala. The students provided care for more than 200 patients who all received vitamins and anti-parasitic drugs, as well as toothbrushes and toothpaste for the children. They also conducted medical consults with a physician.

This was the third year in a row the group has volunteered through International Volunteer Headquarters. This year’s group included pharmacy students Renee Berg, Megan McMullen, Haley Noeldner, Carolyn O’Donnell, Megan Olander, Tuesday McAuliffe Staehler, Miranda Strohschein and Larissa Voss. Professor Karen Bastianelli and pre-pharmacy student Paul Bastianelli also participated.

Students on these mission trips received financial support from the Century Mortar Club Student Activities Committee.