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Nursing Students Give Back in Ghana

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Project ended on April 15, at 06:00 AM CDT
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Nursing Students Give Back in Ghana

You can help make a difference for a family in Ghana!

We are so excited to tell you about this one-of-a-kind opportunity the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing (EMSON) has given us to travel to Bolgatanga, Ghana this summer! There are 14 of us EMSON students, at varying levels of the nursing program, that will be traveling to Ghana to provide community service teaching about identified needs for the villages. Some of these needs include: malaria prevention, dental hygiene, respiratory illnesses, wound care, infant hydration, nutrition/ anemia screening, CPR, safe sex, and alcohol abuse. For three weeks, we will be providing education, demonstration, and assistance about these recognized issues in several different villages in Bolgatanga.

Nursing Students in Ghana

In order for our teaching to be effectively implemented, we are in need of supplies. This is where your support would be greatly appreciated! We are in need of flashlights for Ghanaian children, dental hygiene kits, wound care kits, malaria bed nets, and coal cooking pots. Each of these items is essential for us to be able to demonstrate ways to improve the health and well-being of the people in the villages in Bolgatanga. Each item serves a vital purpose in either preventing communicable diseases or improving the health of the individuals.

Nursing students with baby

We are thrilled and eager to represent EMSON and the University of Arkansas while in Ghana! And we need your help! A donation, of any monetary value, will help us meet our goal. Your gift today will have a lasting impact as we work together to improve the health of families in Ghana.  

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Light the Way

A simple tool such as a flashlight can make a big difference to a student doing homework after dark! Nursing students will provide a gift of a flashlight to Ghanaian children whose parents participate in education about sickle cell disease and alcohol abuse prevention.


Smiles are Contagious

Dental health is a worthy goal! Nursing students will provide 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

Treating a wound after an injury is the first line against infection! Nursing students will present high school age students with "Wound Care 101," arming students with knowledge on infection and treatments. Your generous donation will provide wound care kits for the students to take home.


Keep Out the Bugs

Malaria can be prevented with education and a simple net! Nursing students will be working directly with village mothers to block the spread of malaria to the village's most vulnerable population: infants and children. Help us fight this disease and provide 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. Nursing students will provide the education, and your support will provide the ceramic coal pots that reduce cooking time and smoke production.


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 family "bundle" with all the above levels of care. Your help makes a huge difference for a family in Ghana!


Honor a Nurse or Student

University of Arkansas Nursing Students have been traveling to Ghana to educate and serve over the years. Honor your favorite nurse 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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