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UB Medical Relief Trips

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Raised toward our $7,000 Goal
36 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on January 07, at 11:59 AM EST
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UB Medical Relief Trips



Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Global Medicine inspires, educates and equips medical students, medical residents, faculty and others to provide healthcare in medically under-served communities, locally and globally.

The mission of the UB Global Medicine Program is to inspire, educate and equip medical students and residents to provide healthcare in medically under-served communities, locally and globally – during their training years and throughout their careers. 

While serving overseas, students and residents gain valuable, first-hand exposure to tropical medicine and different cultures that they likely would not encounter during normal rotations in the United States.

Funding is needed to purchase medications and medical supplies that the UB global health teams use to care for the patients they see during their medical relief trips. In 2022-23, there are trips planned to Sierra Leone, Nepal, India, Ghana, Costa Rica, Panama, and Dominican Republic.  

Our overall goal, on the medical relief trips, is to serve those in need and learn from them. We strive to do this with competence, humility, compassion, and ingenuity. We seek to provide excellent service by optimizing:  

Sustainability – ensuring our efforts are both worthwhile and long-lasting.

Education - equipping ourselves and those we serve. Our goal is to empower others so that they will eventually be able to meet their own needs.

Relationship building – getting to know people and their culture and learning from them.

Visioneering – where students and residents at UB and in the communities we serve develop a vision for their talents and careers to make a positive and significant difference in the world.

Ingenuityis needed to provide optimal care and assist others in meeting their needs in low resource settings.

Collaboration and interprofessional teamwork – where students and health professionals from all different disciplines work closely together and learn from each other.

Empathy and compassion for others – the core of why we do what we do.

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Help us hydrate

Rehydration Therapy for dehydrated children and adults


Help our patients play

Balloons, bubbles, stickers, coloring books and crayons for kids to play with while seeing the doctor


Help us nourish

Did you know that 3 plumpy nut packets a day can help an undernourished child gain up to two pounds in one week? Donation will provide 150 plumpy nut packets - promoting health and well-being


Test kits

Help provide malaria test kits


Help with dental health

Provide toothbrushes and toothpastes.


Help with eye health

Provide reading glasses to help people read, sew, crochet, etc.


Help with supplies

Help to provide medical supplies such as gloves, suture kits, syringes and first aid supplies


Help with lab supplies

Provide pregnancy tests, urine dipsticks, and other lab supplies



Provide multivitamins for hundreds of children and adults


Help provide medical supplies

Provide over the counter medications for patient care


Help provide medications

Provide prescription medications to give to patients on a one week medical relief trip

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