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U of L med students headed to Tanzania to provide free care

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Thirteen U of L medical students are headed to Tanzania to help families in need.

The group will offer free medical and dental care to residents in HIV/AIDS-inflicted villages.

Ambassadors from Waterstep will also be with the students - to install water treatment facilities. They'll be using a new design dubbed "water balls." The design should lessen the number of neck injuries because those carrying the water can simply "roll it" to where it's needed, rather than carry it on their heads.

The team will help provide safe water for thousands of people every day.

"The great city of Louisville has come together again to do something that's bigger than ourselves and solve the world's greatest need, which is access to safe water," said Mark Hogg, the CEO of Waterstep.

The group leaves on Wednesday and will return in two weeks.

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