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  • sally honeycutt
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      > They are also looking for people to spend time with
      > Dr. Umar and help him acclimate to the US. If
      > you're interested, contact
      > jack.weatherford@....
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      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "PlanetAide" <planetaide@...>
      > To: <firstubalt@...>
      > Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 2:39 PM
      > Subject: PlanetAide: Host for African doctor
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      > TO: Linda M. Shaw
      > Administrator
      > First Unitarian Church of Baltimore
      >
      > FROM: Jack Weatherford
      > Director
      > PlanetAide
      >
      > DATED: October 22, 2002
      >
      > RE: Host for visiting doctor from Bauchi, Nigeria
      >
      > Linda, it was nice to meet you over the phone today.
      >
      > As we discussed, planetaide is trying to find a
      > volunteer host for a doctor,
      > Dr. Nissar Ali Umar, traveling to
      > Baltimore,Maryland for the months of April, May &
      > June; 2003 for the purpose
      > of being
      > trained to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS. The objective
      > of the training is so
      > that Dr. Umar
      > will return to his community with a greater
      > knowledge to treat AIDS.
      >
      > Since a doctor in Africa makes $1,000 per year, this
      > trip would be cost
      > prohibitive unless we are able
      > to find a volunteer who will provide food and
      > housing. While a volunteer
      > host must guarantee food &
      > housing, we ask visiting doctors to prepare their
      > own meals and clean up
      > after themselves. We do need
      > to arrange housing that is accessible to the clinic
      > where the doctor will be
      > trained.
      >
      > Our contact at the AIDS Education & Training Center
      > at the University of
      > Maryland in Baltimore is
      > Carrie Wallace. Her telephone number is
      > 410-328-8639. The address of the
      > clinic is 16 South Eutaw
      > Street, Suite 100, Baltimore, Maryland.
      >
      > Any help you can give me in finding a volunteer
      > host, posting the
      > information or providing a contact
      > I should make would be helpful. My contact
      > information is listed below, and
      > you are welcome to give
      > this to anyone you think will help. I am also
      > enclosing a "posting," a list
      > of our board of directors and
      > information about our organization.
      >
      > Jack O. Weatherford
      > Director
      > PlanetAide
      > 3010 Hennepin Avenue South, Ste 176
      > Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
      > Telephone: 612-333-6003
      > E-mail: jack.weatherford@...
      > Website: www.planetaide.org
      >
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      > A Volunteer is needed to host a doctor from Bauchi,
      > Nigeria who is coming
      > to the University of Maryland Baltimore to be
      > trained to prevent and treat
      > HIV/AIDS.
      >
      > A Baltimore doctor experienced in treating and
      > preventing HIV/AIDS is
      > volunteering to train the visiting doctor from
      > Nigeria.
      >
      > The objective of the 3-month training is so that the
      > Nigerian doctor can
      > return to his own community with the knowledge
      > needed to confront HIV/AIDS.
      >
      > This Nigerian doctor is scheduled to be in Baltimore
      > in April, May & June;
      > 2003.
      >
      >
      > Since an African doctor makes $1000/year such a trip
      > is cost prohibitive
      > unless a volunteer host provides housing and food.
      > Visiting doctors are
      > asked to prepare their own meals and share in
      > household upkeep.
      >
      > If you are interested in hosting this doctor or if
      > you have any questions
      > about this program, contact:
      >
      >
      > Jack Weatherford
      > Director
      > PlanetAide
      > 3010 Hennepin Avenue South, Ste 176
      > Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
      > USA
      > Telephone: 612-333-6003
      > e-mail: jack.weatherford@...
      > website: www.planetaide.org
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > This doctor's training has been arranged by
      > PlanetAide,
      > a Minnesota non-profit assisting doctors in
      > developing countries treating
      > AIDS.
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      > PlanetAide Board of Directors
      >
      >
      > Dr. Frank Rhame
      > 301 South First Street, Apt. 702
      > Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401-2565
      > Website:www.biostat.umn.edu/~frank
      >
      > Dr. Octavio Vallejo
      > Fellow Research Associate, Center For Health
      > Promotion
      > University of California at Los Angeles
      > 61-231 Center for Health Sciences
      > PO Box 951772
      > Los Angeles, California 90095-7157
      >
      > Dr. Maninder Singh Setia
      > Dermatology, STI & Leprocy
      > LTMG Hospital & LTMM College
      > Mumbai, India
      >
      > Dr. Lilly Marquez de Castro
      > Centro Medico de Orientacion y Planificacion
      > Familiar No. 2
      > Cdla. Sauces VII Manzana 438F Villa 14
      > Guayaquil, Ecuador
      >
      > Dr. Shashank Bhatt
      > E.S.I. Maternity Hospital Campus
      > Sarvodaya Nagar
      > Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India 208005
      >
      > Ms. Marjorie Zap
      > President, Unitarian Universalist Church
      > San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico
      > 45 Polk Street
      > Newport, Rhode Island 02840
      >
      > Ms. Jim Ann Howard
      > Artist & Activist
      > Route One, Box 458
      > Pelham, Tennessee 37366
      >
      > Ms. Leah Cowie
      > Case Manager
      > The Minnesota AIDS Project
      > 1400 Park Avenue
      > Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
      >
      > Mr. Jonathan Hanft
      > Ryan White CARE Act Manager
      > Hennepin County Community Health Department
      > 525 Portland Avenue South, 3rd Level
      > Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
      >
      > Mr. John Medeiros
      > Practice Group Administrator
      > Myers Thompson PA
      > 800 Washington Avenue North, Suite 670
      > Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
      >
      > Mr. Jack Weatherford
      > Director, PlanetAide
      > 1200 Nicollet Mall, Unit 512
      > Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
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      > PlanetAide is a volunteer program in the United
      > States in which doctors
      > experienced in treating and preventing AIDS
      > volunteer to train doctors from
      > developing countries. Doctors come for three-month
      > rotations.
      >
      > The objective of the program is for doctors to
      > return to their respective
      > communities with the tools needed to work toward the
      > prevention and
      > treatment of AIDS
      >
      > During the doctor's three month rotation, they learn
      > to take sexual
      > histories, use laboratory tests, manage
      > antiretroviral therapy, manage
      > opportunistic infections and prophylaxis, use
      > alternative therapies, manage
      > nutrition and HIV, and prevent or treat pediatric
      > AIDS.
      >
      > .PlanetAide arranges for the training, housing,
      > food, transportation, and,
      > in the instance of doctors who cannot afford
      > airfare, airfare and traveling
      > expenses.
      >
      > PlanetAide was founded by a group of Americans who
      > have been exposed to the
      > AIDS community for a long period of time, and who
      > had visited AIDS
      > communities in less developed countries. They
      > describe it as going back in
      > time to when people in the United States still saw
      > an HIV diagnosis as a
      > death sentence. Without medical knowledge and
      > treatment options, people in
      > developing countries still feel despair and
      > hopelessness and experience
      > prejudice.
      >
      > The participants in PlanetAide are not na�ve. We
      > know the barriers to the
      > treatment of AIDS are unique to each country.
      > Nevertheless we want to train
      > doctors from developing countries so that they may
      > return to their
      > communities with a greater knowledge about how to
      > manage the treatment and
      > prevention of AIDS. In many cases these doctors have
      > received donated
      > medicine but do not know how to use them. This
      > program provides them the
      > knowledge they need and firsthand exposure to an
      > AIDS community with hope.
      >
      > In addition to training, many of the doctors need
      > access to medication.
      > Therefore we collect donated medicine for the
      > doctors we train.
      >
      > If you are a doctor who wishes to volunteer to
      > train, or if you are a doctor
      > who wishes to be trained, or if you are someone who
      > would like to collect
      > donated medicine in your community for PlanetAide,
      > or if you would like to
      > host a visiting doctor in your home then please go
      > to the PlanetAide website
      > at www.planetaide.org and complete the on-line form.
      > PlanetAide
      > 3010 Hennepin Avenue South, Ste 176
      > Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
      > USA
      > e-mail: info@...
      > telephone: 612-333-6003
      > website: www.planetaide.org
      >
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