School Health Advocacy: Dr. Sarah Irene Washington’s Mission for Child Wellness
In this episode of “On the Road to the Gambia,” Dr. Lisa Herbert interviews Dr. Sarah Irene Washington, a pediatrician excited about her upcoming medical mission to the Gambia. They discuss Dr. Washington’s career, her dedication to pediatric care, and her advocacy for vaccinations, including HPV to prevent cervical cancer. Dr. Washington shares her experiences with infectious diseases and the importance of traditional medicine. The episode emphasizes the integration of diverse medical practices and the anticipation of learning from and contributing to Gambian healthcare.
Here is what we talked about:
- Dr. Carol Penn’s background and her collaborative efforts for global healthcare collaboration
- Introduction of Dr. Sarah Irene Washington, a board-certified pediatrician
- Dr. Washington’s journey of becoming a pediatrician and her involvement in community work
- Discussion about Dr. Washington’s upcoming participation in a medical mission to the Gambia
- Dr. Washington’s expertise and the knowledge she hopes to bring to the Gambia
- Dr. Washington’s experiences with infectious diseases and the importance of vaccination
- Challenges of treating children with medical conditions in areas with limited resources
- Emphasis on the importance of traditional methods and alternative treatments
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