Health
 Jamaica
Project #3327

Surfing Medicine International

by Surfing Medicine International

Summary

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.
$250
total raised
4
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.surfingmedicine.org
Official Website
Twitter
MySpace SMI Charity Album page
MySpace SMI Film Page

Organization Information

Surfing Medicine International

Location: Waialua, Hawaii - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.surfingmedicine.org
Surfing Medicine International
Project Leader:
Guy Ragosta
President
Waialua, HI United States

Funded Project!

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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