Doctors make special trip to help in Africa

WICHITA, Kansas – Five doctors are making a special trip from Wichita to Africa in the next few months.

On Sunday two of the doctors will begin the trip to Niger through Via Christi’s international family medicine fellowship.

The program has drawn applicants from across the country to come specifically to Wichita.

After they finish, they take their skills overseas and even within rural Kansas to areas that don’t have some of the medical equipment or amount of doctors larger cities have.

“In both sites you’re dealing with resource poor areas, both medical resources, you may not have a CT Scanner or an MRI at every hospital that you function at, you certainly will not have specialists at your beck and call at any of these place,” said Dr. Todd Stephens, M.D.

Two of the other doctors will be heading to rural Kansas in the coming months while another will stay in Wichita. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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