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SMU Students Begin Zambian Clinic Renovation

June 26, 2013 by Rachel Tatro

In advance of President and Mrs. Bush’s trip to Zambia later this week, volunteers from Dallas – including students from Southern Methodist University – began renovations on a cervical cancer clinic in Livingstone, Zambia.   Here’s what a few of the students had to say when asked what they are looking forward to most about their trip:

"As an American I am truly blessed to live in a country where medical care is easily accessible; however, this is not the case around the world. The efforts of the Bush Institute demonstrate a commitment to helping others and promoting global health. I look forward to experiencing the early stages of the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon program first-hand because I am confident that the program will continue to grow and save thousands of lives."

-Melanie Enriquez

“This is an opportunity to be a small part of a project that will have a huge impact. I have not traveled much, so the chance to go all the way to Africa was something I couldn’t pass up. I am most looking forward to meeting the people in Zambia, hearing their stories and learning about their community.”

-Katie Bernet

“I applied for the Bush Institute's initiative in Zambia to learn how the Bush Institute is helping to combat cervical cancer abroad and to better understand how I might use that knowledge to help women who need health care right here at home.  I look forward to being hands-on in the renovation efforts that will provide the people of Zambia with lasting healthcare benefits.”

-Tyrell Russell

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