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Beyond Traditional Borders sends more Rice U. undergrads to Africa
Date:6/9/2008

aith in Practice, a Houston-based nonprofit that sends volunteer teams of surgical personnel to the developing world. One goal is to identify the obstacles surgeons face in the country, both in large hospitals and rural clinics. They'll also work with Medical Bridges, a second Houston nonprofit that sends medical supplies to the developing world, to determine which medical inventory is most useful to volunteer surgical teams.

"Ultimately, we hope to expand our understanding of our collaborators' most pressing needs and to identify technical problems that Rice students can work on solving in BTB's global health technologies design courses," Mirabal said.


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