Nurse Laurie Rupracht is recruiting medical professionals to accompany her on a trip to Ghana (her fifth) through the Americans Serving Abroad Project. As in previous years, her group will staff a mobile medical clinic in villages at least 100 miles from a hospital.
"People are afraid to go anywhere in Africa, thinking Ebola is everywhere. Ghana has not had one case of Ebola," she says.
Plus: a trip to Ethiopia which aims to train doctors on ear, nose and throat surgeries; and the "She Matters" program, improving mammography rates in underserved populations in Syracuse.