Dr. Dumba Taking Meaning of Care to South Sudan for 11th time

Published: March 15, 2017

Today, Joseph Dumba, an Omaha family practitioner with an incredible back story, will begin his annual medical mission trip to Africa — his 11th.

But instead of going to his native South Sudan, where he has established a clinic that is funded in part by Omahans, Dr. Dumba will be in neighboring Uganda.

This year, it is simply too dangerous and difficult to go to South Sudan, where famine has added to the misery of civil war.

Plus, many of the South Sudanese people who need Dr. Dumba’s care aren’t there anyway.

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