Janet Smith wrote -
I am excited to tell you that this September, I will be joining a medical mission to Ghana with the International Surgical Health Initiative (ISHI). ISHI is an organization of medical professionals who organize missions all over the world to help improve the health of the underserved. ISHI is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit charitable organization in the US and a federally registered charity in Canada. ISHI strives to help empower local medical professionals to be self sustaining through providing education and training. It also helps build relationships between our countries. And of course, it performs much needed surgeries! During our ten day mission to Ghana, the group expects to perform between 50 and 70 surgeries!
This is ISHI’s fourth mission to Ghana where we will be working out of Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital (TQMH), a 123 bed hospital serving a population of 120,000 in the region. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to go with this group and work with the medical professionals at TQMH to share my knowledge of Palliative Care, about which they have expressed an interest in learning more to better serve their patients.
I hope you will consider making a donation to help further our impact. All of the volunteers pay our own way and any donations we solicit go towards the purchase of medical supplies and equipment, as well as our travel expenses. Please check out the ISHI website (www.ISHIGlobal.org) to learn more about this dynamic organization. You will note that 93% of the donations go directly to the mission and your generosity is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
This page is a simple way to make an online donation, but if you'd rather write a check to support my efforts, please contact me offline and I'll walk you through the details. I hope you will consider donating.
I’ll take lots of pictures and tell you all about it when we get back! Thank you so much!