Monday, February 25, 2013

Where There Is No Doctor in Bambara!

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Have you ever used the book Where There is No Doctor?  It was one of the many publications the Peace Corps issued to all volunteers in Mali (as they do in many countries) to help volunteers recognize and diagnose their own medical problems while far from medical staff.

Recently, a group of passionate volunteers came together and created the group The Dokotoro Project to expand access to the book to Malians.  The group is working to translate the book into Bambara, Mali's majority dialect, in order to make this invaluable resource available to Malians who don't speak French but are literate in Bambara (like Annie!).

I just want to do my small part in getting the word out about this project - if you're into their mission, maybe you'll consider donating some money to their efforts.  They're hoping to raise $20,000 by the end of March - they're almost 1/2 way there!

Check them out on Twitter and Facebook, too!


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