Davenport Campus Female International Student

Afua Adjei-Kwayisi

‘I will be the first combined-care doctor in Ghana’

In less than a year, Afua Adjei-Kwayisi will become the first medical doctor in Ghana to also graduate as a doctor of chiropractic. And she is on a mission.

Afua at her clinic induction ceremony--an important transition for every chiropractic student

Afua at her clinic induction ceremony–an important transition for every chiropractic student.

“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,” says Afua.

“Chiropractic is not well known in Ghana. Since it’s less invasive, it could be more accessible and cost effective to more people. It would provide immediate care to those needing it most,” she says.

Two years ago, Afua 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 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.”

Each year, more than 80 students from approximately 20 countries arrive at Palmer, adding cultural diversity to the College and the chiropractic profession. Today, Palmer alumni practice in more than 60 countries.

For more information about a career in chiropractic, visit www.Palmer.edu.

To request and appointment with one of our clinics, go to www.PalmerClinics.com, or if you are outside our clinic regions of Davenport, Iowa, Port Orange, Fla. or San Jose, Calif. you can search our database to find a Palmer chiropractor in your area.

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