The EMP’s mission is to promote cultural exchange within the context of medicine and create a global dialogue between health professionals about facilitating progressive and sustainable practices.
The EcoMed Project’s goals focus on preventative health, education programs, and promoting sustainable medical care in harmony with the surrounding environment and culture of under-served populations. Our most recent efforts were in Zambia where the EMP sent pre-medical students and medical students to volunteer at rural health clinics which serve the Lozi community. The largest clinic and operating room are located in Sioma, now a district hospital. The EMP helped raise funds to build a new outpatient clinic and maternity/delivery ward located in Sankande which now serves as a delivery room, pre and post natal care clinic, and an emergency outpost for the Sioma Clinic. This clinical infrastructure was made possible by the EMP’s volunteers and donations from friends and family- we are very grateful for everyone’s support! Volunteers resided at our partner’s campsite, ZEEC (Zambezi Environmental Education Camp), a 6 hour drive from Livingstone, Zambia. During active fundraising years, volunteers help raise money for pertinent health-related projects desired by the local community. Hands-on experience of volunteers included working with the clinical officers, nurses, lab technicians and pharmacists, as well as helping patients in clinic and through locally organized programs.
We are currently on hiatus, please check back for future trips and volunteer opportunities!