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31 Jan 2006 description

PORTLAND, ORE, Jan. 31, 2006 - While Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren vies to bring home a trophy this weekend, his wife Kathy tackles a more daunting task: saving lives half way across the world.

Northwest Medical Teams volunteers Kathy Holmgren, a nurse from Seattle, and daughter Dr. Calla Holmgren, an obstetrician/gynecologist from Salt Lake City, depart this Thursday. They will help teach surgical techniques and innovative medical procedures to doctors and nurses in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Oregon volunteers Dr. Todd Ulmer, an orthopedic surgeon from Portland, and Dr.

20 Oct 2005 description

by Teri Brosh

No one else knew how badly the two women suffered as they journeyed to seek medical help in Equateur District, deep inside Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

23 Jan 2002 description

Four emergency medical volunteers from Oregon and Washington will travel to refugee camps in Gisengyi, Rwanda. The area is the temporary "home" for more than 250,000 people fleeing the deadly volcanic eruption in nearby Goma, Congo.

21 Jan 2002 description

Northwest Medical Teams will send a volunteer team of five medical workers and life-saving medical supplies to help people fleeing the violent volcanic eruption in Goma. Two physicians, two nurses and an EMT will arrive in Rwanda, Jan. 20, to help care for refugees arriving in the border town of Gisenyi. Northwest Medical Teams has committed more than $75,000 to the relief efforts.
To make a financial gift, call 1-800-959-4325, or mail gifts to
Northwest Medical Teams, Goma Volcano Relief, PO Box 10, Portland, OR 97207.

21 Jan 2002 description

Two emergency medical volunteers from Seattle leave for refugee camps in Gisengyi, Rwanda. The area is the temporary "home" for more than 250,000 people fleeing a deadly volcanic eruption in nearby Goma, Congo.

26 Mar 2001 description

Every day, desperate people die needless deaths in appalling hospitals in the Democratic Republic of The Congo. On-going civil war creates a steady stream of the violently wounded, most often innocent people caught in the middle of the conflict.