Hi everyone! As many of you know, I'm a Registered Nurse but what many of you don't know is that going on a medical mission in an underserved community, in a foreign country, has been something I've been wanting to do for some time now. With your help and your donations, I will have the opportunity to give back in Ghana! There, I will be a part of a team of nurses and doctors that will be performing surgeries to improve the health of those in need of surgical treatment. Having access to medical care is a basic need that everyone should have. I feel fortunate to be able to partake in helping provide this to the people of Ghana. Here is a little about the organization, ISHI, that makes missions like these possible..
The International Surgical Health Initiative is a humanitarian non-profit organization that provides free surgical care to underserved communities, worldwide, regardless of race, religion, politics, geography or financial considerations.
ISHI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization in the US (IRS Charity # 27-0202313) and a federally registered charity in Canada (Reg. # 849367115RR000). It is entirely organized, managed and operated by volunteers, who want to give back to the less fortunate people in need of surgical care.
WHAT WE DO:
ISHI is dedicated to assist underserved communities by:
1) Improving the health of people by providing needed surgical care.
2) Remaining highly efficient with the funds it raises. Over 93% of donations are directly spent on missions.
3) Introducing developed country health professionals to patients in developing countries.
4) Training volunteers and local health staff to provide first class surgical care with severely limited surgical facilities and resources.