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New Fundraising Page for GEH LAB
January 08, 2017

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EVENT DATE Jun 01, 2016

THE STORY:

Please use our new Crowdrise Charity Page to make donations to GEH LAB:

www.crowdrise.com/gehlab

Thank you to all of our supporters!

Healthy wishes,

Heidi, Dr. Shibata, Maja, Kristin and Liz

 

 

 

 

 

Global Environmental Health LAB 

Learn. Act. Build.

Join our movement to support safe and healthy environments by donating directly to our Summer Program Participants!

Each member of this team will be travelling to Mandalay, Myanmar to conduct collaborative public health research alongside local faculty, students, and community members.  Every Dollar they receive will go directly to the costs of their trip and will enable them to contribute their time and research skills to the people of Myanmar.

Our goal is to raise $2,900 for each of our 4 participants and $10,000 to cover the basic startup of GEH LAB and the travel costs for our staff.  We value diversity -  our staff and participants represent  6 different countries and 6 different disciplines.  All  participants will be involved in a collaborative research, training, workshops, community education, professional development, partnership development, and dissemination of scientific knowledge.

Did you know that Myanmar has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world and the highest in Southeast Asia?  The rate is seven times higher than that of children under 5 in the US (1).  Most deaths of children under five in Myanmar are due to preventable or treatable causes (2), and a significant number of those deaths are linked to environmental exposures that cause diarrhea, respiratory infections, and vector borne infections. 

Environmental health interventions are expected to be one of the most effective and affordable ways to protect public health compared to the conventional approaches (3).  Currently, there are no environmental health programs at universities in Myanmar and the government is supportive of partnerships for capacity building in environmental health.

Here at GEH Lab we are committed to promoting and supporting safe and healthy environments on a global scale through conducting collaborative public health-related research, scientific engagement, and capacity-building activities. We are a non-profit organization (501(c)3 status pending) that works to build environmental public health research capacity in low and middle income countries.

In the past we have conducted projects in Indonesia in collaboration with local universities. This summer we are traveling to Myanmar with our research participants to help the local communities in Myanmar conduct public health research related to migration and health, gender and occupational health, and risk assessments . Through collaborative research activities that bring together students, scholars, and communities from the US and partner institutions abroad, GEH LAB is increasing the scientific knowledge base for policy decisions and simultaneously fostering the next generation of public health leaders.

With you help we can achieve great things!

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gehlab/

More Information: visit www.gehlab.org  or email admin@gehlab.org

Thank you!

 

References:

1. http://www.who.int/maternal_child_adolescent/epidemiology/profiles/neonatal_child/mmr.pdf

2. http://www.unicef.org/eapro/MNH_Myanmar.pdf

3. Prüss-Üstün A, Corvalán C. 2006

$6,935

 

32% Raised of $21,600 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dara Wegman-Geedey, PhD

    $50

  • Sandra Meza, MBA

    $50

  • koch brothers

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tomoyuki Shibata

    $100

  • Tomoyuki Shibata

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • TY

    $100

  • Katie McGoff

    $50

  • Chris Bateman

    $100

  • Jacqui and Wayne Coulson

    $100

  • Alice Court

    $200

  • Evidence Aid

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Katie Ringstad

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $375

  • Offline Contributions

    $1,175

  • Liz Galarza

    $1,025

  • Tomoyuki Yatsuhashi

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • MIKIKO SAKURAI

    $100

  • Can Meng

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $1,450

  • Anonymous

     

  • SHOJI SEGAWA

    $100

  • R. Smith - N2BD Outdoor

    $25

  • Andrew O.

     

  • Disa Patel

    $200

  • Lindsey Page

    $100

  • Ivan Nikitin

    $50

  • Emily Palmer

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Molly West

    $60

  • Marcia Seifert

    $50

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Organized by

Heidi West

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $6,935 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Kristin Ringstad, RN, BScN

Amount Raised

$2,700

 

54% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maja Milkowska

Amount Raised

$1,350

Fundraiser Title

Lizeth Galarza

Amount Raised

$1,250

 

25% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tomoyuki Shibata

Amount Raised

$1,150

 

23% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Heidi West

Amount Raised

$485

 

2% Raised of $21,600 Goal

Donor Comments

Marcia Seifert

Marcia Seifert

DONATION: $50

Happy Birthday, 2017! You are changing the world for the better. I am so proud of you. Love, Marcia 1 year ago

Molly West

Molly West

DONATION: $60

Happy Early Birthday Heidi! 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Emily Palmer

Emily Palmer

DONATION: $100

In love 2 years ago

Ivan Nikitin

Ivan Nikitin

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Lindsey Page

Lindsey Page

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Disa Patel

Disa Patel

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Andrew O.

Andrew O.

2 years ago

R. Smith - N2BD Outdoor

R. Smith - N2BD Outdoor

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

SHOJI SEGAWA

SHOJI SEGAWA

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

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