Partnering in education and equipment
to prevent needless death in Africa


How you can help

You can participate in the work of Africa Partners Medical with a tax-deductible gift in support of its goals:

  • To provide updates in clinical medicine through continuing medical education
  • To offer practical training in medical procedures
  • To educate about medical ethics
  • To provide medical equipment and supplies

Give life!

Gifts of cash, new or re-furbished medical equipment, or medical supplies are tax-deductible.

To pay by check: please make all checks payable to Olmsted Outreach/Africa Partners Medical, and mail to the address below:

Olmsted Outreach / Africa Partners Medical

Attention: Tricia Noreen, Administrator
P. O. Box 7484
Rochester, MN 55903

You may also make donations through United Way. Simply designate funds to Olmsted Outreach Africa Partners CME.

There are specific needs that your gift will help meet. These include:

Education and training materials

  • Mannequins for training in basic and advanced life support (2 needed – cost of $2800 each)
  • Breast models for training in breast examination
  • Funds for conference materials: syllabus and CDs of all presentations
  • Funds for rental of conference facilities

Medical equipment

  • Endoscopy equipment
  • EKG equipment
  • Ultrasound machines
  • X-ray machines
  • Laboratory testing equipment
  • Laboratory supplies
  • Blood pressure monitors
  • Surgical supplies
  • Kidney dialysis equipment
  • Anesthesia equipment
  • Pulse oximeter
  • Computer-based medical libraries

 New projects

  • Computer networking equipment for consultation through telemedicine on CT scans, ultrasound, MRI
  • Screening program for cervical cancer, with enhanced diagnostic reading of slides

Travel grants

Financial assistance for African physicians who cannot afford the entire cost of attending APM conferences

Why give… a life saved

Your generosity will help in real ways. Here’s an example: Two pediatricians and specialists in pediatric life support, all members of the 2005 APM trip, were on a tour of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital on the last day of the conference. They encountered a child in the midst of a seizure. The efforts of the nurses seemed futile, and the child appeared to be dying.

These doctors provided hands-on instruction to the nurses on how to administer basic pediatric life support. They kept the child alive until an anesthetist arrived to intubate the child and provide assisted ventilation. This child’s life may have been saved by the timely presence of doctors who were at the conference.