Last month, REACH entered into a collaboration with a group at the Johns Hopkins University on a study to investigate cardiovascular risk among West African immigrants in the Maryland, DC, VA area in the US. Led by doctoral candidate Yvonne Commodore-Mensah at the School of Nursing, this study is important because it contributes to the body of research that elucidates how much of cardiovascular disease is attributed to genetics as opposed to environmental contributors such as diet, exercise and smoking. Faculty and students from the undergraduate college, and the schools of Medicine and Public Health are also involved in this study.
While REACH members in this area are always happy to volunteer their time and effort for a good cause, it also provides a great opportunity for our organization to learn the logistics of running a mobile clinic from the team at Johns Hopkins for translation into our Mobile Clinic in Ghana!
More updates to follow!
As usual, we are super excited and grateful for your interest and support!
Your friends at REACH~!
On December 31st of this year, REACH matures into a Mobile Clinic which provides preventive health and primary diagnostic, treatment, referral and counselling services to communities in the Greater Accra Metropolis!
Thank you for planting the seeds that began this endeavor!
Our goals remain the same, including:
- improving current standards in health-care delivery as we work with partner health centers in Ghana
- reducing the occurence of preventable sufferering and deaths as a result of infectious and chronic diseases in communities in Ghana.
We would like your input in selecting a name for our maiden Mobile Clinic Unit. Please send us some suggestions here: http://www.reachghana.org/contact-us/
We will send you some updates shortly on our holiday activities. In the meantime, do not hesitate to send us a gift through our fundraising page: http://www.globalgiving.org/donate/8167/reach-ghana/
Best in all your endeavors!
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