All donors will receive an acknowledgement letter.
Dr. Frederic Guerrier Receives Service Award
We are pleased to announce that Fr. Stephan has nomiated Dr. Frederic Guerrier to receive the St. Jude the Apostle Medal for his exceptional service in our parish community. Dr. Guerrier has generously contributed to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. St. Joseph Parishioners you are welcome to attend this event, for many of you Dr. Guerrier is not only a fellow parishioner, but you also all may know him for all of his involvement in our community.
The medal will be bestowed at a special Evening Prayer Service on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 3:30PM. The event will be held at:
Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle
5815 5th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
WHO WE ARE
Nokumbaya is a non-profit organization which has run missions to some of the most remote areas of the world. We provide child wellness screening and primary care services to villages in Haiti and Belize. Our primary care mission to Belize is under the direction of Edward Briggs, DNP, and our mission to Haiti is under the direction of Frederic Guerrier, MD.
HOW WE OPERATE
Our program is modeled on the U.S. EPSDT rural public health program: Early, periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Our commitment to these schools assures that not only are we treating disease as we find it, but by regular assessments and education, we can help to prevent disease as well. In all our clinics, we work under the authority of the Belize Ministry of Health and the village health care workers are an integral part of our medical team. We strive to make our clinics safe, fun, and efficient – in that order.
WHERE WE DO IT
We have been able to run missions to some of the most remote areas of the world. These include Salem, India; a village deep in the Amazon; and our current focus, Belize and Haiti. In southern Belize we visit local three local schools twice a year and twice a year we run a full medical clinic in San Pablo, a small Mayan village deep in the Belizian jungle.
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