Monday, November 29, 2010

Help Please


Hope you get this on time? Sorry I didn't inform you about my trip to Manchester for a project, I am presently in the  here in Manchester to complete a project and am having some difficulties here because i misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where my money and other valuable things were. presently my passport and my things are been held down by the hotel management pending when i make payment.

I need you to help me with a loan of (1,700 Pounds = $2,800)  to pay my hotel bills and to get myself back home. I will appreciate whatever you can afford to assist me with, I will refund the money back to you as soon as i return, let me know if you can be of help and I will email you the details you will need to send the money.I don't have a phone where i can be reached. I am so confused right now.  please let me know immediately if you can be of my help so i can send you the details to make the transfer immediately.

Best regards,
Megan Meyer
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Dental Therapy - Class President 2011

A Hand In Health

Sunday, September 26, 2010


And we have arrived safely in The Gambia! We drove in with Musa and the new hospital attendant, Mr. Mendy. Mr. Badgie, the CEO was out in Kombos, but we’re hoping to see him when he arrives in Bwiam in the next couple of days. Our ride in was lovely and fairly comfortable compared to previous years. The road has been paved considerably since our last visit and it was thrilling to see really how much progress has been made. The government is even funding electricity out to the villages now so there are people out cutting down mango trees to make way for the power. Exciting advancements in the last few years for sure!

When we arrived, we got settled into the new volunteer guesthouse reserved for Hand in Health and Power Up Gambia volunteers. It was nice accommodations and even had electricity for several hours during the night! Another lovely change from years past. Once we were settled we headed for bed early, eager to meet up with friendly faces and old friends in the days to come!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bon Voyage!

Well I'm sitting here in the midst of all the crazy packing madness that is my apartment and I can't believe I'm heading back again. It has been a crazy day of getting the dental supplies together and sending out last minute e-mails.. just in general getting everything ready for an awesome month back in Gambia.

I'll write more soon... perhaps on the plane when I get a chance to fully process and comprehend that I've been blessed enough to go back to this wonderful country once again.

For now, however, I couldn't be more excited!

Wish us a safe trip to Bwiam!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Looking up new ways to be innovative on the move!
Now I can post to Blogger via e-mail! 

So expect more postings in Africa once I can locate internet!

Megan Meyer
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Dental Therapy - Class President 2011

A Hand In Health

Special thanks to everyone who came out to our Fish Fry Send Off event!

We raised a bunch of money and had over 50 people come out to support us in our efforts!

We can't thank you enough!!
Hi Friends!

It has been forever since we've updated our blog site but as we being new adventures we're taking it up again as a way to communicate with you our new efforts on our second outreach mission to The Gambia!

Keep posted for tales of our volunteer work, updates on our dental and library projects and new happenings in The Gambia!!!

You can also follow us on Facebook at:

Or on Twitter!!!

Thanks for all your continued support!

T-minus 6 days until take off to Gambia!!
WIsh us luck!


Monday, July 14, 2008

Mission Success!

This past Thursday we completed the Hand In Health Muunoo Smile Mission and it was an absolute success.

Overall we saw over 125 patients and provided the following treatments:
1. Extractions
2. Fillings
3. Oral Hygiene Instruction

In addition to our base clinic work we did outreach in a neighboring village named Bessai, where we held short lecture classes to educate patients on tooth anatomy and the importance of preventative care. In that one day, we were able to teach 60 mothers and almost as many children the importance of properly caring for their teeth.

In order to make teaching preventative dentistry easier, we collaborated with the current directors of the dental unit to make an educational mural on the walls of the clinic. We also traveled to Swedent Dental Clinic in Kotou to experience dentistry in private practice. We hope to continue this educational program to help broaden the experiences of the women working in the clinic and give them greater exposure to clinical practices.

Overall the mission was a huge success! We left with a new understanding of dentistry in The Gambia and many new friends. Thank you for all who have been a part of making this misison a reality! We couldn't have done it without you!

More updates about the Muunoo Smile Mission will be posted on the website in August. Look for updated information and more photographs then!