Rural Health Care Initiative
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Mende Cultural Entertainment at the January Celebration

The Opening Ceremony for the Mbao-mi Mother’s Home on January 13, 2018 included dancers from the Mende Men’s and Women’s Secret Societies. Their participation added a very special component to the day and provided much enjoyment for everyone.

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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