LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A local organization is hoping safe drinking water will soon be a reality in parts of Tanzania.
It’s part of a medical mission trip by WaterStep in Louisville.
A team of 13 University of Louisville second-year medical students will spend two weeks delivering basic medical and dental care to locals in Mufundi, Tanzania.
“We expect to give medical care to hundreds of Tanzanians. When we open up a medical clinic, we’ll take all comers,” Dr. Bill Smock, WaterStep's medical director said. “No matter what the disease or medical condition, whatever walks in the door we are going to be happy to treat.”
WaterStep Ambassadors will work to install water treatment facilities so that the entire village will have improved water quality and health.