Gemma Woods


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July 2012 Cardiff University Medical Brigade Ghana

Gemma's Message

Heya all im gemma, i'm a 4th year medical student in cardiff university. Since going to India last year, i have been really interested in relief work abroad and am hoping that this will become part of my future career. In August 2012 i am going with Cardiff Med Brigade to Ghana, where we will be setting up clinics, distributing medication and leading educational talks on safe sex and HIV. These people desperatly need our help, so we want to raise as much money as we can! The more money we raise, the more medications etc we will be able to take out, medication that these people need desperately, and that they cannot access themselves. im trying to raise around £550, so please donate, every little helps! Can you select donate on behalf of gemma, rather than to group aswell.

Volunteer Activity Description

Global Medical and Dental Brigades in Ghana work alongside each other on a 10-day long brigade in under-resourced communities around the central region of Ghana. Each medical and dental brigade incorporates a public health portion at the end of the 4 clinical days. The 10-day medical and public health brigade provides volunteers with the opportunity to make a tangible impact on communities while gaining hands-on experience in the field of international medicine. Prior to travel, volunteers collect medicines, recruit health professionals and fundraise. Once in Ghana, the team will visit one partner community to administer a 3-4 day-long clinic and conduct health workshops. During clinical days, community members are able to consult doctors and dentists, fill any necessary prescriptions, receive necessary dental care, and sit-in on health education lectures. At the end of the medical portion, volunteers then have a chance to build public health projects to address some of the environmental health issues. Public Health construction includes latrines, eco-stoves, and water filtration devices.

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