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Border Health Program

Volunteers provide health care in migrant shelters in Juárez, El Paso

El Paso Matters (March 6, 2023) – At Clínica Hope, Luz swept a hand through the brown curls of her 1-year-old son José, who sat on her lap wearing a baby blue onesie and clutching a cracker. While José was entertained by a game of peek-a-boo, Luz explained her concern to the medical staff. Her little boy had been up all night with an upset stomach and had diarrhea. She left the doctors’ office with a bottle of a guava-flavored electrolyte drink for rehydration and the advice to return if he didn’t get better. Keep reading.

Immigration debate ‘overlooks the healthcare part of the equation’

KRLD/TSN (March 1, 2023) – The immigration debate along our southern border sometimes overlooks the healthcare part of the equation. Dr. Glenn Fennelly, MD/Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in El Paso joins KRLD’s Mitch Carr. Listen.

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TTUHSC El Paso collaborates with Doctors of the World USA to launch the Border Health Program

Speech News (February 27, 2023) – The big influx of migrants and asylum seekers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border within the El Paso area has also resulted in a spike of medical emergencies. To offer essential health care, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso have collaborated with Doctors of the World USA to launch the Border Health Program. The partnership has led to the creation of a clinic serving migrant patients locally. Through the border clinic, TTP El Paso specialists provide basic transitional and emergency health care, much like what urgent care clinics offer. Because the medical practice of the Foster School of Medicine, every TTP El Paso specialist holds a school appointment, where they teach and mentor the subsequent generation of physicians, a lot of whom will go on to practice on the U.S.-Mexico border. Keep reading.

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TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Teach Students While Caring for Migrants

News Wise (February 24, 2023) – The large influx of migrants and asylum seekers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in the El Paso area has also resulted in a spike of medical emergencies. To provide necessary health care, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso have collaborated with Doctors of the World USA and Annunciation House to launch the Border Health Program. The program serves the migrant population through a three-way collaboration that places TTUHSC El Paso faculty and students in a Doctors of the World USA clinical program within Annunciation House facilities. Through the border clinic, TTP El Paso specialists provide basic transitional and emergency health care, similar to what urgent care clinics offer. Keep reading.

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TTUHSC El Paso, Doctors of World USA launch program to provide medical care to migrants

KFOX14/CBS4  (February 22, 2023) – The large influx of migrants and asylum seekers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in the El Paso area has also resulted in a spike of medical emergencies. To provide necessary health care, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso have collaborated with Doctors of the World USA to launch the Border Health Program. The partnership has led to the creation of a clinic serving migrant patients locally. Through the border clinic, TTP El Paso specialists provide basic transitional and emergency health care, similar to what urgent care clinics offer. Keep reading.

TTUHSC El Paso crea clínica de Programa de Salud Fronteriza para atención a migrantes

Telemundo 48 El Paso (February 22, 2022) – Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso y Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso han colaborado con Doctors of the World USA para lanzar el Programa de Salud Fronteriza. La gran afluencia de migrantes y solicitantes de asilo que cruzan la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México en el área de El Paso también ha resultado en un aumento de emergencias médicas. Keep reading.