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Michelle
Schroeder
Languages: 
English
Zulu
Portuguese
August, 1988
Bio: 
I am Michelle Schroeder, a graduate from Kwazulu Natale University in South Africa with Bachelor of Medicine Degree, second class upper division. I was born on August 14, 1988 in Kempton Park city, here in Johannesburg. I am single, practicing medicine in Pretoria and I love volunteering. I volunteered in Uganda and I really loved volunteering. I am thinking about it and already planning how to do it again.
Volunteering Experience: 
I went in Uganda last year February to volunteer with The ABA Foundation. They had begun distributing insecticide treated mosquito nets to people in Internally Displaced Peoples Camps in the northern Uganda. I was happy to work on this project for the two weeks I spend in Uganda. The nets were being given to children under five, pregnant mothers and other vulnerable groups. Uganda was considered to have the highest rate of Malaria transmission in the region, with an average of 1,565 mosquito bites per person per year, according to the UNICEF report that was issued early last year!. Surprisingly, some people used the nets as wedding gowns instead of protecting themselves against the Anopheles mosquito, a vector that carries Malaria! Uganda’s Minister for health said “while other countries had been able to drastically reduce or eliminate cases of Malaria, 15 people die of the disease every day”. However, our efforts saved a lot of lives and the ABA Foundation were able to defeat the enemy in name of mosquitoes that used to kill innocent Ugandans. Each Malaria death represented a needless loss, an unacceptable loss, when we knew it could be prevented. And in the fight against the disease, we deployed our biggest weapons there!!
Education: 
Degree Medicine
Occupation: 
Medical Officer
Other Skills: 
Speaking and reading Afrikaans language
Michelle Schroeder
Johannesburg
South Africa
Languages:
English, Zulu, Portuguese
August, 1988
Description
I am Michelle Schroeder, a graduate from Kwazulu Natale University in South Africa with Bachelor of Medicine Degree, second class upper division.

I was born on August 14, 1988 in Kempton Park city, here in Johannesburg. I am single, practicing medicine in Pretoria and I love volunteering.

I volunteered in Uganda and I really loved volunteering. I am thinking about it and already planning how to do it again.
Volunteering Experience
I went in Uganda last year February to volunteer with The ABA Foundation. They had begun distributing insecticide treated mosquito nets to people in Internally Displaced Peoples Camps in the northern Uganda. I was happy to work on this project for the two weeks I spend in Uganda.

The nets were being given to children under five, pregnant mothers and other vulnerable groups. Uganda was considered to have the highest rate of Malaria transmission in the region, with an average of 1,565 mosquito bites per person per year, according to the UNICEF report that was issued early last year!.

Surprisingly, some people used the nets as wedding gowns instead of protecting themselves against the Anopheles mosquito, a vector that carries Malaria!

Uganda’s Minister for health said “while other countries had been able to drastically reduce or eliminate cases of Malaria, 15 people die of the disease every day”.
However, our efforts saved a lot of lives and the ABA Foundation were able to defeat the enemy in name of mosquitoes that used to kill innocent Ugandans.

Each Malaria death represented a needless loss, an unacceptable loss, when we knew it could be prevented. And in the fight against the disease, we deployed our biggest weapons there!!

Education
Degree Medicine
Occupation
Medical Officer
Other Skills
Speaking and reading Afrikaans language
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