Through their service learning project, the University of Southern Maine created Partners for Rural Health in the Dominica Republic to bring free healthcare to twenty-two rural villages in the northern part of The Dominican Republic.
Twice a year, volunteers work with their counterparts in the Dominican Republic to provide health care in homes, schoolrooms, and churches. They focus on teaching and primary healthcare, mostly for chronic healthcare management.
The most unique part of this efforts is that, for the past twenty years, they return to these same villages, allowing them to tend to chronic issues. Each trip meets with community health workers who train with Partners for Rural Health for months at a time, learning to care for others and take that knowledge back to their communities.
We are proudly support University of Southern Maine’s Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic with bi-annual donations of medical diagnostic equipment. This equipment is used during clinics and donated to the community health workers who train with PRHDR monthly.