Information about the mission

Date :
from May 10 to 20 2013
Location :
Poste de santé Thiare, Senegal
Podiatrist in mission :
Dr Liem Nguyen

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Mission summary

Dr Nguyen, podiatrist, participated in a mission with Nurses Without Borders. Twenty night individuals including nurses, a doctor and volunteers took part in this project.

During his stay, Dr Nguyen and nurses treated forty-five patients. The most frequent problems were painful fissures on the soles of the feet, fungal infections to the nails and skin, other nail problems, corns and ingrown toenails.

In the addition to those treatments, Dr Nguyen trained local medical staff to ensure knowledge transfer, promote foot health and prevent problems associated with feet.