Meryl Hodge

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Project: Shirati Medical Mission
Start Date: 15/11/2018

Hi there!

My name is Meryl and I’m a 4th year medical student at the University of Ottawa.

I have a long-standing interest in global health and the health of vulnerable populations.

I’m excited to learn more about and contribute to disease prevention and treatment, sustainable interventions and education on this mission.

Meryl Hodge

$3,180 of $5,000 raised
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Personal Info

Billing Details

Donation Total: $25.00

The individuals on these pages are raising funds in support of CACHA’s mission. The funds are given to CACHA to defray the costs of participation in, and supplies for, the mission, and not for the personal benefit of any participant. CACHA retains control over the use of all donated funds. Once the needs for the program have been met, or cannot be completed for any reason, any remaining contributions will be used where needed most.

Location: Rorya District, Shirati, North Mara Region, Tanzania

Dates: Nov 15 – Dec 1, 2018

Mission Co-Leads: David Beking, at davidbeking@gmail.com & Jonathan Rathwell, at jrathwell@rogers.com

Mission Cost per participant: $2,820 (does not include airfare)

Estimated Flight Cost: $2,300 – $2, 500 (International flight + 15% administration fee on cost of flight)

Partner: Shirati KMT Hospital, Mennonite Church of Tanzania

Primary mission language: English

Beneficiaries: By working alongside local medical staff, CACHA participants have been providing treatment to over 10,000 rural villagers for over 3 years. Through this partnership, there are also opportunities for cross-cultural medical training between mission participants and local medical staff.

Objective: To increase the impact of the health systems and to improve access and quality of medical care provided in the Mara region, a hospital catchment area of 245,000. Each mission aims to provide necessary care to around 4,000 patients. Beyond the medical care and training provided, our team aims to improve health literacy and implement health education programs that complement the hospital’s outreach to more remote communities.

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