Rural Health Care Initiative
  • Partnering with Sierra Leone to save lives


Returning by popular demand is the Third Annual Taste of Africa.  Plans are in place for Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 5 to 8 PM at the Midpointe Event Center.  The Duniya Drum and Dance Team that performed at the Fall Opening the Doors dinner event will return to entertain everyone with their spirited performance.  You don’t want to miss this!

African vendors will return with their delicious food, and pictures from the Opening Ceremony of the Birth Waiting Home in Tikonko will be shown.

More information to follow.  Tickets available in February.  If you’d like to volunteer to help plan the event or at the event, send an email to


Carol Nelson

Executive Director

Carol Nelson MD is a retired physician from the U of MN Boynton Health Women's Clinic and St. Paul Primary Care Clinic with 38 years of primary care experience. In 2013, 2015 and December 2016-January 2017, she traveled to Tikonko in Sierra Leone. During the recent trip, she facilitated a Helping Babies Breathe training session for the Traditional Birth Attendants in Tikonko Chiefdom. Dr. Nelson is currently pursuing her Master's of Public Health at the U of MN School of Public Health, with a focus on Global Health.

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