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Concordia University, Nebraska Faculty Member Headed to Guatemala for Mission Trip
Date:3/11/2013

Seward, NE (PRWEB) March 11, 2013

Dr. Jen Janousek doesn’t just teach public health—she lives it. The Director of the Master of Public Health program at Concordia University, Nebraska, will participate in a mission trip to Guatemala this March.

Dr. Janousek will be accompanied by medical professionals as well as a dozen Concordia undergraduates whose majors include pre-med, community health, exercise science, education and behavioral science. From March 7-14, the group will visit three villages in the country: QueBrada de Aqua, Roblarcito and San Miguel, the last of which has not had any outside assistance in more than 20 years. The group hopes to help improve health issues that can be traced to years of colonization, ethnic and racial strife, government dictatorships and corruption, civil war and natural disasters. In 2008 the United Nations' Human Rights Council found that about 40 percent of Guatemala's indigenous population lives in "extreme poverty,” while half of all Guatemalan children under the age of 5 experience chronic malnutrition, which can hinder physical and mental development.

The group plans to host dental and medical clinics, hygiene and nutritional education sessions in the schools, and latrine building as well as Bible story time with the children. The trip also highlights the importance of World Health Day on April 7, which commemorates the founding of the World Health Organization. “Public health can be positively impacted with even seemingly small steps by showing God’s love through our actions and by teaching and empowering the Guatemalan people to help themselves,” said Dr. Janousek. “I’m very passionate about mission work and am continuing to learn best practices to improve the healy, Nebraska:
Concordia University, Nebraska was founded in 1894 by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and carries forward a mission of providing excellent Christian education as it welcomes all students seeking lives of learning, service and leadership. Concordia is fully accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and offers more than 50 undergraduate programs and approximately 20 graduate degrees, specializations, certificates, and adult learning programs.

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