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REACH Mentoring Program

By Nancy Taggert
Community Memorial Hospital 

Local couple volunteer time and expertise in Tanzania


January 25, 2019

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Dr. David Luehr works with a mother of new born twins.

Dr. David Luehr, a retired Raiter Clinic physician and Community Memorial Hospital hospitalist, spent a month in the West African nation of Tanzania last fall. He volunteered his time at the Dodoma Christian Medical Center, where each of the 50 hospital beds has mosquito netting that drops down at night to protect the 10 patients being cared for in each room.

Luehr's days included mentoring young physicians, working in internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, and even performing an emergency C-section. He also lectured on quality improvement issues and warned of the overuse of antibiotic...

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