Ghana Medical Help

In 2015 - Volume 3

Happy Canada & Ghana Republic Day!

This Canada and Ghana Republic Day, let's celebrate our shared value of kindness.
Our fellowship of humanity will always overcome the distance that separates us.  
GMH Is Hiring

We're is looking for a full-time Projects Director as a key member of our growing management team. We want an individual who has excellent operational skills and a desire to impact rural health around the world.

An ideal candidate is a natural leader and decision maker that is comfortable driving forward new ideas and working in combination with other members of the GMH team. Two key requirements for candidacy will include project development/management and grant writing.

Contact Olivia for more details.

Collecting Air Miles you’ll never use?

Get a GMH Air Miles card and donate your miles to help us cover the cost of flying our volunteers to Ghana.

Simply download the card, print it out, and voila. It’s a super easy way to make a difference and you can start today by clicking here!

Looking for another way to help us make wishes come true?

We are seeking volunteers to join Chris Hadfield on the Wish Upon a Star planning committee, to make this event as special as the cause it supports!

To get involved, email our event coordinator Julie.
Sponsor Wish Upon A Star

We are seeking sponsors for our holiday Wish Upon a Star Gala, taking place at Graydon Manor Hall on November 20, 2015.

The gala is a unique opportunity to feature your business, network with global changemakers, and fulfill corporate social responsibility all while enjoying an elegant evening of first class food and entertainment, including a keynote and musical performance by renowned Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.

For more information on the event and our available sponsorship packages click here
or email Olivia

It’s an exciting month ahead for GMH

... definitely a time to keep an eye on our website blog  & Facebook page.

Kelly, Olivia (GMH Admin Director) & Carol Forde (Barrie Rotary Club) have arrived in Ghana and are heading north to facilitate the handing over ceremony of our medical equipment donations for 2015 to our 10 partner rural district hospitals (pictured below).

The types of equipment being donated this year are those that empower staff to have the capacity to provide life saving care, and include such items as
  • oxygen concentrators
  • neonatal resuscitation equipment
  • suction machines
  • nebulizer machines
  • portable autoclaves
  •  patient vital signs monitors
  • and more.
Our medical elective program kicks off in Navrongo Hospital in just over a week!

We are excited this year to combine Canadian and UK medical students on this ~8 week elective, which takes a good look at rural global health in resource poor countries.

Dr. Hannah Brotherstone (picture above), a superstar volunteer from our GMH UK chapter, will be joining Olivia and Kelly soon to focus on setting up a pathway for health care professionals from around the world to volunteer in our partner hospitals while being insured and registered with Ghana Health Service.

  • Expanding our Helping Babies Breathe workshops to train more remote and rural community midwives on neonatal resuscitation
  • supplying ophthalmic nurses with eye glasses and protective sunglasses (thanks to BiQi, the generous owner of the Shoppers Drug Mart Pharmacy in Parry Sound)
  • and expanding our partnership to include the 3 newly upgraded district hospitals in the Upper East and West Regions
are a few more of the tasks at hand this month for GMH.

GMH Amalgamates G-Roots


GMH is very excited and proud to unveil our recent amalgamation with the non-profit organization, G-Roots, and our adoption of their pilot project to initiate a new branching of public health education programs.

The pilot project now underway in northern Ghana combines sustainable income generation, via a sheep lending farming program, with monthly asset management, and public health education workshops. This project is designed to sustainably improve access to income, leading to greater individual economic stability, and an increased ability to invest in accessing health resources, education and healthier food and drinking choices.

G-Roots was a Canadian non-profit founded by local Ghanaians working with young Canadians to alleviate poverty in rural and remote areas around Sandema in the Builsa District.

More details on this project will be found in our upcoming Annual Report. If you would like more information and are potentially interested in sponsoring a sheep for an impoverished farming family for $150, please email Olivia.

Joe Abobtey is our Featured Volunteer of the Month for May & June 2015

  Joe Abobtey is a founder of G-Roots, directs the Horizon's Children's Centre in Sandema and now is a new amazing part of the GMH family! Joe is extremely excited about being able to lead a project that looks to improve the health status of his surrounding community/rural neighbours (choose which prefer) by public health education and income generating programs. This winter Joe showed inspiring leadership as he worked without needing oversight to develop this pilot project, run two public health workshops, write reports and even pay costs out of pocket when needed - determined to push things forward and make the amalgamation work.

Joe's self-driven commitment to our newest pilot project is an excellent indicator of its future success!

Joe, we are proud to have you a part of our organization and are happy to call you our volunteer of the month!

Chelsea Loney is our Featured Sponsor of the Month for May & June 2015
Thank you Chelsea Loney for supporting Ghana Medical Help for by contributing monthly for more than a year through our monthly paypal subscription program. 

This type of support is especially valuable to us as an organization because it gives us a reliable income that allows us to budget and plan effectively. 

Thank you Chelsea Loney!

You can sign up for automatic monthly contributions with any major credit card here.

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