From the Past to the Present–Palmer Women Continue to Inspire

From the Past to the Present–Palmer Women Continue to Inspire

Winter 2016

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Afua Adjei-Kwayisi, M.D., D.C.: The first combined-care doctor in Ghana

Dr. Afua Adjei-Kwayisi
Afua, sitting in front of brick wall, holds iPad and stylus

Following her graduation from Palmer’s Davenport campus in 2015, Afua Adjei-Kwayisi, M.D., D.C., followed her dream to return to her home country and become the first health-care professional in Ghana to have both a medical and a doctor of chiropractic degree.

“I have a huge passion and high sense of mission to educate several millions of Ghanians and Africans on true wellness and the principles and holistic benefits of chiropractic care,” she says.

More than four years ago, Dr. Adjei-Kwayisi moved to Iowa to attend Palmer, leaving her daughter to live with Afua’s mother halfway across the world. But it was a sacrifice she was willing to make.

“Health care in Ghana is scarce and only for people who can afford it,” she says. “I have a calling to make chiropractic care accessible to all as I care for as many families as possible.”

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