Our students started Naturopaths Without Borders (NWB) in 2004 by launching a worldwide effort to provide naturopathic health care to impoverished communities. NWB’s goal is to make naturopathic medical care more accessible to all cultural and socioeconomic groups and to educate underserved communities about the principles and modalities of naturopathic medicine. At the same time, NWB would like to prepare students and physicians to provide medical services to these communities through foreign language and cultural training.
NWB first partnered with New Birth Mexican Mission, a church serving Puerto Peñasco residents, in 2010 after working in Puerto Peñasco since 2006. The most prevalent diseases patients are seen for are obesity and uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. Patients also come to the clinic for musculoskeletal pain and injuries, tooth pain, chronic depression, diabetic neuropathy, facial paralysis, men’s and women’s health issues, pregnancy, and common infectious illness. As a student volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to see patients for follow-up visits under the supervision of a ND, witness amazing patient transformations and experience the power of naturopathic medicine.