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National Mental Illness Awareness Week

This week, October 4-10, 2015, is celebrated asNational Mental Illness Awareness Week.Throughout the country, numerous organizations and individuals will provide information and conduct public awareness programs on the various forms of mental illness.

Background: In recognition of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness the United States Congress proclaimed that the first full week of October will be designated as Mental Illness Awareness Week. Thus, we have recognized this week since 1990.

Doctors without Borders vacate Kunduz Hospital

Front gate at Kunduz Hospital in Afghanistan(photo by Reuters) 

Volunteers from the world-renowned organization, Doctor without Borders(MSF), were reported as "being under siege" from aerial bombardment at a medical facility in Afghanistan. MSF proclaims that on October 3, 2017, from 2:08 a.m. until 3:15 a.m, Kunduz Hospital was allegedly struck by a salvo of bombs from a NATO airstrike. On their website, MSF announced that 12 MSF staffers were killed with an additional 19 members injured.

Fighting Breast Cancer!

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we salute programs such as the Centers for Disease Control's National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program(NBCCEDP), Scotland's #GetChecked campaign and California's Every Woman Counts program (EWC).   

The NBCCEDP provides free breast and cervical cancer screenings and diagnostic services to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women across the United States.  #CDC_Cancer
Services Provide Include:
Clinical breast examinations.

Bacterial Meningitis-A Case Presentation by Dr. Gude

The term meninge is derived from the Greek word "menix" or "meningos", which means "membrane".  When spoken in ancient Greece, it was used to emphasizes the brain's "coverings".  The meninges comprise the dura mater, the pia mater, and the arachnoid membranes. They are protective layers encasing the central nervous system.(brain and spinal cord) 

Meningitis, inflammation of the meninges, is frequently caused by a fungus, virus, or bacteria.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is celebrated internationally as Breast Cancer Awareness month. Started in 1985 the primary goal for events highlighting this disease has been to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer. The National Cancer Institute estimates that over 190,000 women annually will be diagnosed with breast cancer. With about 10-15 percent of these women being younger than 45*. Be that as it may, the United States Preventive Task Force on Breast Cancer found that screening mammography is beneficial for women between the ages of 40 and 49 years.

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Diabetic foot ulcers are complications that can present in the diagnosis of Diabetes mellitus. This condition is a global epidemic and is one of its most serious and costly complications. More and more patients are requiring amputations, of their lower extremity, to stop the ascension of the disease. On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, Offsite Care will host this Conference on Diabetic Foot Ulcers presented by Dr. James K Gude Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
Where: online at 

Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference.

Volunteers4Humanity will be speaking on International Missions at the largest health conference in the Nation: The UCD Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference.  

Our visual and fun lectures commence are schedule on Sunday, October 11th. Our booth will be staffed with volunteers on October 10-11, 2015. So stop by and receive some free information on our upcoming medical missions. 

Medicine (MD, DO)
Public Health
Ph.D. in STEM Subjects
Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

West Africa's Summer of 2014

 In the summer of 2014, the number of West African healthcare workers contracting Ebola was unforeseen by many humanitarian agencies.  Some of the factors contributing to these agencies removing their volunteers from "potential harm" were released in an Associated Press news wire featured in today's US News and World Report. 
-Use of a potentially outdated disinfectants to clean the protective equipment used by workers.
-They found that a significant number of healthcare workers were not properly trained to use the "protective equipment" in an Ebola setting.

Confusion vs. Delirium

Confusion can be described as an event where a person loses their orientation. In this state, the confused patient often experiences a loss of memory.Delirium, on the other hand, is defined as a 'short-term" state of confusion. Delirium is typically accompanied by altered consciousness. 

Offsite Care will host this conference on Confusion and Delirium, presented by Dr. James K Gude Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Where: online at www.gotomeeting.

Medical Mission to Uganda 2015

Stress and Disease

                     Crowded Market in Lira, Uganda

Stress, also known as a slow, silent killer.  Stress is unique in that everyone has encountered stressful situations at one time or another. Whether in a crowded market, working, or at home we experience some form of stress. However how you deal with these stressful encounters will ultimately determine your quality of life.
This conference on Stress and Disease is presented by Dr James K Gude Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); Medical Director, OSC

National Pain Awareness

The sheer number of individuals living with chronic pain and the brand associated with the use of analgesics is staggering.  Health Day News writes that low back pain alone causes more disability than nearly 300 other conditions worldwide.  In addition, almost 1 in 10 people across the world suffers from an "aching" lower back.  According to, one of the top two causes of disability is due to low back pain. Notwithstanding the economic burden of being physically challenged due to chronic pain.

Ebola returns to Sierra Leone

The celebration in Sierra Leone has ended with the announcement of resident testing positive for Ebola. Many believe that this plague will continue to thrive in West Africa. The need for Health Volunteers Overseas will still exist according to several NPOs. The Daily Nation reports that the West African outbreak of Ebola has killed some 11,300 people since first emerging in December 2013 in Guinea, with Liberia the hardest hit.

Volunteer dies in Nepal

                         Dahlia Yehia

Reuters reports that an American teacher, Dahlia Yehia, was killed in Pokhara, Nepal. Miss Yehia arrived from Texas on August 4, 2015, as a volunteer, to help the victims of the earthquakes that has recently devastated Nepal. It is reported that the U.S. Embassy in Nepal informed the police of the incident. The Nepalese police are currently holding a suspect that has allegedly confessed to the crime.

Creating a Performance Improvement Based Inpatient Cardiac Arrest Program

This conference onCreating a Performance Improvement Based Inpatient Cardiac Arrest Programis presented by    Dr. James K. Gude

Where: online at
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
0800 - 0900 Pacific Standard Time
International Times for this ONLINE Conference
San Francisco- at 8:00AM PDT 
New York- at 11:00 AM EST 
Port-au-Prince (Haiti)- at 11:00AM 
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)- at 12:00pmBRT 
London (UK)- at 4:00 PM BST 
Lagos (Nigeria)- at 4:00 PM WAT