If You Need A Cause To Support – The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

Albert Schweitzer, 1952

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Many years ago, when I was finishing medical school, I got the opportunity to do something life-changing and life-affirming at the same time. I got the chance to have an Albert Schweitzer fellowship at the Lambaréné hospital in Gabon, West Africa. To get some idea of what it meant to me and my life, please take a look at an interview they recently did with me, one of a regular series looking at the work Fellows have gone on to do.

To give you some idea of what the fellowships are all about, here is a quote from their web page. “The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop Leaders in Service: individuals who are dedicated and skilled in meeting the health needs of underserved communities, and whose example influences and inspires others.

ASF supports students who wish to follow in pioneering humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s footsteps. Translating their passion and idealism into action, Schweitzer Fellows (primarily graduate students) partner with community-based organizations to develop and implement yearlong, mentored service projects that meet the health needs of underserved populations.”

The organization does great work helping people all around the world and in inspiring people to help others. You can find out more about it here. Please support them in some way if you can.

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