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Project Dove, the Duke-NUS Overseas Volunteering Expedition, organized annually by Duke-NUS medical students, aims to improve health efforts in the surrounding regions. Last month, our team of students and faculty conducted a 3-day mobile clinic and health education program for the underserved in the town of Lembang, located in the province of West Bandung, Indonesia. With the help of local translators, they provided health screening and treated common medical problems to the townsfolk, and educated children and teachers at an orphanage on personal hygiene and basic first aid skills. Here are some pictures from our trip:

Duke-NUS Overseas Volunteering Expedition

Angela (Class of 2017) and Lianghe (Class of 2019) listen attentively to a patient's issues

 

Checking the Patient

Xueling (Class of 2017) listening to a patient's lungs and heart

 

Dr Jacqueline Mahal reviewing a management plan with students

 

Jasmin (Class of 2019) and Francine (Class of 2017) triaging before patients are seen for consultation

 

Joanne (Class of 2019) guiding a teenager at the orphanage as she practices bandaging for an ankle sprain

 

Jolene (Class of 2019) taking history from a patient while Brian (Class of 2017) scribes before presenting to Dr Paul Yen (left)

 

Linus (Class of 2019) using his previous experience as a pharmacist to run our makeshift pharmacy

 

Students all gowned up for delicing during our visit to an orphanage

 

Townsfolk from Lembang waiting outside to be seen

 

Vanessa (Class of 2019) explains medication instructions through a translator

 

The team of first and third year medical students with faculty and nurses from our partner organisation

 

Contributed by: Alicia Ong, Class of 2017