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CMMB x Hunter Heart of Nuba Screening/Open House

CMMB x Hunter is a new club at Hunter College that partners with CMMB, a global health nonprofit organization, to advocate and bring attention to the lack of proper healthcare women and children face in the developing world. We hope to help educate students, raise awareness levels, and provide practical, real-life experience for students with interests in pre-health, public policy, international relations, and public health. For our first event, we will be showing a documentary, The Heart of Nuba, that explores the life of Dr. Tom Catena, the only doctor serving patients in the remote Nuba Mountains of a war-torn Sudan. There will also be a CMMB representative who may possibly recruit students to volunteer at CMMB! Join us for our kick-off event below, and don't forget to join our Facebook group and follow us on Instagram! There will be free food and drinks! Who is Dr. Tom Catena? Dr. Tom Catena has been a CMMB medical volunteer in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan since 2008. He is the medical director and sole doctor at Mother of Mercy Hospital, which serves nearly 750,000 people. Patients seek out Dr. Tom for ailments ranging from fractures, diarrhea, thyroid disease, and cancer, to an increasing number of victims of bombing attacks and malnourishment, spurred on by conflict in the region. Dr. Catena’s dedication is so extraordinary that he was listed as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2015 and was nominated in 2016 for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. He graduated from Brown University with a bachelor's in mechanical engineering and later received his medical degree from Duke University on a U.S. Navy scholarship.

When Nov 06, 2019
from 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Speaker Dr. Tom Catena
Speaker Information Medical Director, Mother of Mercy Hospital
Where Hunter West 224
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