November 7, 2014 — Parker University hosted a group comprised of dignitaries and educators from Kenya and South Africa on its Dallas campus on Nov. 3 and 4, which gave them an up-close look at Parker’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.
The delegation included Pacifica Onyancha, director of health standards in the Kenyan Ministry of Health; B.M. Okella Agina of the Kenyatta School of Medicine (Nairobi, Kenya); and Aadil Docrat and Charmaine Korporaal of Durban University of Technology (Durban, South Africa).
The delegation was introduced as part of 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 healthcare 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 Gery Hochanadel, PhD, 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, 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.
The Dallas-based university is one of the world’s leading educators of chiropractic, natural healthcare, and health science professionals. A private, nonprofit institution, Parker awards health and wellness degrees both online and on-campus. Parker University also includes Parker Research Institute, which provides sound, scientific evidence supporting health and wellness; two chiropractic wellness clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex; Parker Seminars, the largest chiropractic seminar organization in the world; and Parker SHARE Products that provide innovative, high-quality products and current information on chiropractic wellness.
Source: Parker University