Liberia

Liberia is garnering a lot of attention in Global Health because of the unfortunate Ebola outbreak. UCSF's Ebola response is centered here http://www.ucsf.edu/ebola

Active Projects: 6

Project Investigator
All Locations Start date End date
Training in Clinical and Epidemiological Research for Liberia (TRACER) Jeffrey Martin, MD, MPH Liberia
Ebola modeling: behavior, asymptomatic infection, and contacts Travis Porco, PhD, MPH Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Liberia, Sierra Leone
Targeted HIV/TB Strategic Information Technical Assistance for President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) Countries George Rutherford, MD Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Cameroon, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Dominican Republic, Haiti
Implementation of The Global Fund's Programmatic Quality Assurance and Improvement Approach George Rutherford, MD Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Lesotho, Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Togo, Kyrgyzstan, North Korea, Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Laos, Syria, Honduras
Enabling Better Planned Transitions of Malaria Programming from Global Fund Financing to Domestic Financing Sara Fewer Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Equatorial Guinea, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar, Honduras, Cuba, Haiti
Understanding the epidemiology and natural history of unrecognized Ebola virus infection Dan Kelly, MD, MPH Liberia

Archived Projects: 31

Project Investigator
All Locations Start date End date
Women, Children, and HIV Website Susan Coffey, MD Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Philippines, United Kingdom, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Australia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
University of California Global Health Institute Women's Health and Empowerment Center of Expertise Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program Craig Cohen, MD, MPH Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, China, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian Territory, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, American Samoa, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
WHO Adolescent HTC Review Update (PO# 200660799) George Rutherford, MD Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Western Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, China, Hong Kong S.A.R., China, North Korea, Japan, Macao S.A.R., China, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian Territory, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Australia, Cook Islands, Guam, French Polynesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
Interventions for Improving Retention in Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Programs (PO 200988865) George Rutherford, MD Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Haiti, Jamaica
Systematic reviews to support the Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Consolidated Guidelines - 2014/HTM/HIV/007 George Rutherford, MD Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Western Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, China, South Korea, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Armenia, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Slovenia, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Turks and Caicos Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
Global Health Sciences Clinical Scholars Program Immersion Experience Christopher Stewart, MD Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, China, North Korea, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian Territory, Syria, Turkey, Yemen, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, American Samoa, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
International Clinical Research Fellowship Christopher Stewart, MD Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Liberia, Cambodia, Viet Nam
iBiology: Bringing the worlds best biology to you Ronald Vale, PhD Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Sudan, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Philippines, Ireland, Malta, Belize, Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
PREDICT-2 Dean Jamison, PhD Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Cameroon, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Bangladesh, India, Cambodia, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand
Health Evaluation, Applied Research, and Development (HEARD) Dilys Walker, MD Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Indonesia, Myanmar, Yemen, Haiti
UN Special Envoy for Tuberculosis: Strategic Priorities Eric Goosby, MD Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Central African Republic, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Lesotho, South Africa, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, China, North Korea, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines, Russia, Brazil, Papua New Guinea
Office of the UN Special Envoy for Tuberculosis Eric Goosby, MD Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, China, Hong Kong S.A.R., China, North Korea, South Korea, Macao S.A.R., China, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Cyprus, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian Territory, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Caribbean, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Australia, Cook Islands, Guam, French Polynesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
The Contribution of Unsafe Blood Transfusion to HIV Transmission in Africa: A Literature Review Malika Morar, MS Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Western Sahara, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
Challenges and Stressors facing Clinicians returning from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa Liza Dernhel, MS Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone
Heal Initiative Phuoc V. Le, MD, MPH, DTM+H Liberia, India, Nepal, Mexico, Haiti
HEAL Initiative Phuoc V. Le, MD, MPH, DTM+H Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Liberia, Nepal, Philippines, Mexico, Haiti
HEAL Initiative Phuoc V. Le, MD, MPH, DTM+H Malawi, Liberia, India, Nepal, Mexico, Haiti
Associate Dean for Global Health and Educational Innovations UCSF School of Pharmacy Tina Brock, MS, EdD Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Namibia, Liberia, Japan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Viet Nam
The Global Health Core Sriram Shamasunder, MD Ghana, Liberia, India, Nepal, Haiti
Heal Initiative Sriram Shamasunder, MD Malawi, Liberia, Mali, India, Nepal, Mexico, Haiti
Global Strategies for HIV Prevention Arthur Ammann, MD Zimbabwe, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Liberia, India
Development of prehospital services and emergency health systems development in low and middle income countries Corey Bills, MD, MPH Uganda, Liberia, India
Reconstructive Surgery Red Cross Richard Gosselin, MD, MPH South Sudan, Sudan, Liberia, Afghanistan, Syria
Motivating Factors for Community Health Workers in Liberia Emily Rosenberg, MS Liberia
Institute for Global Orthopedics and Traumatology (IGOT) Richard Coughlin, MD Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Congo (Kinshasa), Congo (Brazzaville), Egypt, Morocco, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Viet Nam, Thailand, Philippines, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Brazil
The African Federation for Emergency Medicine (AFEM) Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Curriculum Development and Pilot in Liberia Trial (APPL Trial)​ Carol Chen, MD Liberia
Academic Consortium Combating Ebola in Liberia Kayla Enriquez, MD, MPH Liberia
Effective Triage and Stabilization of Adults Presenting to the Adult Emergency Room at Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia Kayla Enriquez, MD, MPH Liberia
Quality Improvement Implementation at Last Mile Health, Liberia Kayla Enriquez, MD, MPH Liberia
Sustained Strengthening of Public Health Laboratory, Transfusion Services and Health Care Worker Infection Control Practices for Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia Kayla Enriquez, MD, MPH Liberia
Clinical care and medical education David Sears, MD Uganda, Liberia, Dominican Republic