Surfing Medicine International



To create sustainable medicinal plant ecosystems in watersheds of Hawaii, Jamaica, and Ghana, Africa. Traditional healers will benefit and lead the projects at a community level.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Underrepresented communities in Hawaii, Jamaica, and Ghana, Africa will benefit in the following ways: 1. Water quality improvement by using plants to filter out pollution. Tropical surface water quality worldwide is declining and needs green solutions; 2. Primary bioassay screening of botanical remedies for cancer and HIV/AIDS. Intellectual property rights go to traditional healers; 3. Education and curricula development through collaborative research and video documentation.

How will this project solve this problem?

The project will aim to create sustainable medicinal plant ecosystems for underrepresented peoples in Hawaii, Jamaica, and Ghana, Africa led by traditional healers from different nations collaborating together for the first time ever.

Potential Long Term Impact

Monitoring, educating on, and creating indigenous based health ecosystems in developing nations in order to provide affordable medicinal plant systems at a community level to treat cancer and HIV/AIDS.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $250

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $250 .  The original project funding goal was $50,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Guy Ragosta

Waialua, HI United States

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