Parker University Hosts African Delegation as Part of Ongoing Collaboration
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 01:44 PM

Parker University hosted a group comprised of dignitaries and educators from Kenya and South Africa on its Dallas campus on November 3 and 4, which give them an up close look at Parker University’s College of Chiropractic and its longstanding doctor of chiropractic program. The collaboration was part of an ongoing initiative to broaden the use of chiropractic care throughout the African continent.

In addition to Dr. Pacifica Onyancha, Director of Health Standards in the Kenya Ministry of Health, the delegation included Dr. B.M. Okella Agina of the Kenyatta School of Medicine (Nairobi, Kenya) and Drs. Aadil Docrat and Charmaine Korporaal of Durban University of Technology (Durban, South Africa).

The delegation was introduced to Parker’s efforts to expand the use of chiropractic care internationally, as well as how an accredited doctor of chiropractic program functions in today’s health care environment. A specific emphasis was put on the prospect of replicating successful facets of Parker’s College of Chiropractic in African programs, especially as they relate to the student clinic experience.

“It’s an honor to host this group of leaders on campus,” said Dr. Gery Hochanadel, provost of Parker University. “From government officials to educators and administrators, these are all forward-thinking individuals whose mission is our mission.”

Following the delegation’s two-day visit to Parker University, the delegation traveled to Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri to meet additional representatives of chiropractic colleges.

Parker University is actively involved in helping governments and other institutions in various parts of the world address issues related to the expansion of quality chiropractic care and other affordable, non-invasive, and natural approaches to health and wellness.