In September 2011, Adriana Essilfie, a 2007 graduate of Temple’s BSN program, visited Tanzania as part of an effort to establish a health program for elementary school-aged children. The ten-day trip was organized through GoPerimeter, a humanitarian group based in Atlanta, GA.
This was the group’s first medical mission, and volunteers focused on improving the overall health of the children by educating them about hygiene and providing them with vitamins, oral care kits, and other basic health supplies. They also visited families within the community that had been affected by HIV/AIDS. Below are some photos from Adriana's trip.
The First Patient
As soon as the team arrived, one of the children cut his finger wide open. The doctors stitched the cut, and Adriana gave him pain medication and antibiotics.
After the Checkup
Adriana distributes medication to the children after their assessments by the doctors.
Adriana and a fellow volunteer with the volunteer’s sponsor child.
All Work and No Play?
Not on this trip!