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Nursing Students Give Back in Ghana 2019

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Project ended on April 05, at 11:55 PM CDT
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Nursing Students Give Back in Ghana 2019

It's never too late to make a gift to support our education projects in Ghana! Click here to visit the university's secure online giving site and make a gift of any size today. 


Join us as we partner with communities in Ghana to share the power of health education!

Our team of 15 nursing students is both excited and grateful to go to Ghana for a Study Abroad Service Learning adventure! We are going to the poorest area of Ghana not only to serve and educate people in several villages, but also to work in two local clinics to learn about tropical illnesses. This will be the third year for the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing (EMSON) to lead this study abroad program. We will be going to different villages than visited previously as we expand our impact on the health of the communities. Critical supplies are needed to do the best job we can as we educate others about high blood pressure, malaria, dental hygiene, wound care, respiratory illnesses and other issues. For three weeks, we will be providing education, leading demonstrations and offering assistance with these recognized issues in villages in Bolgatanga.

We would love to have your support as we purchase dental hygiene kits, wound care kits, malaria bed nets, coal cooking pots and flashlights for Ghanaian children. These items are essential for us to be able to effectively demonstrate ways to improve the well-being of the people in these villages in Bolgatanga. Each item serves a vital purpose in either preventing communicable diseases or improving the health of individuals.

We are thrilled to represent EMSON and the University of Arkansas while in Ghana, but we need your help! A donation of any size will help us reach our goal of $5,000. The more support we receive, the more supplies we will be able to purchase and the more opportunities we will have to invest in these communities.

Your gift today will make a difference tomorrow as we work together to improve the health of families in Ghana.

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Save a Child

A simple electrolyte solution can save a child with dehydration from dysentery and other diarrheal diseases. We will teach mothers when and how to use a syringe with solution to restore an infant's health. Your gift will help us buy the oral syringes and packets of solution.


Smiles Are Contagious

Dental health is a worthy goal! Nursing students will lead a workshop on the importance of oral health with a demo on correct brushing techniques. Your help will allow us to distribute a toothbrush and toothpaste to each participant.


Healing the Boo Boos

Villagers die every year from simple wound infections that are easily treatable with the correct supplies. Treating a wound after an injury is the first line of defense against infection! We will present high school age students with "Wound Care 101," arming them with knowledge on infections and treatments. Your generous donation will provide these students with wound care kits.


Stamp Out Malaria

Malaria can be prevented through education and a simple net! We will be working with village mothers to educate them on the prevention of illnesses in the most vulnerable population: infants and children. Help us fight this disease by providing a bed net today!


Pots With a Purpose

Ineffective charcoal stoves result in prolonged exposure to high levels of toxic cooking smoke. This leaves the women in Ghana stricken with illnesses like emphysema, lung cancer and bronchitis, which quickly leads to death. We will provide the education, and your support will provide the ceramic coal pots that reduce cooking time and smoke production while saving trees. Last year we were able to teach 100 families and provide each of them with a new coal pot!


Love Thy Neighbor "Bundle"

"Be the change you want to see in the world." Nobody said it better than Ghandi, and University of Arkansas nursing students are putting these words into action! Your support of $120 will provide a "bundle" with all the levels of care listed above. Your help will make a huge difference for a family in Ghana!


Honor a Nurse/Nursing Student

This is the third year that University of Arkansas nursing students will be traveling to Ghana to educate and serve. Honor your favorite nurse or nursing student with a gift in their name, and we will send a card of thanks to let them know of your passion for their dedication!

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