Dr. Vincent DeGennaro Jr. '02 | Nov. 13, 2013 | Notre Dame Magazine
They lined up early in the morning, just as the sun was rising. They awaited the team’s arrival outside the small church constructed of irregular, wooden walls and a tin roof, on benches that usually function as church pews. Far off the paved road, on a path of rocks and dirt carved in the grass by foot traffic, they assembled expectantly.
The mobile clinics serve as part of Project Medishare’s primary care outreach to the population that lives too far away from the standard clinics to receive routine health maintenance. Out here, patients typically wait until they are rather ill before hiring a motorcycle taxi to take them to the fixed clinic. The mobile clinic, then, is for the lumps and bumps of life that you and I would seek medical care for, but that remain outside the reach of this impoverished rural community.