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Post-Earthquake Evaluation in Nepal

Organized by: Alexandria Wilde

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THE STORY:

It is project time again, and I could use your support one more time! After just returning from an amazing and humbling experience in Ghana where I worked on a clean water project in cooperation with NGO Saha Global, I was given another amazing opportunity to do some additional global work this May. I was invited by UC Denver Anschutz Medical Campus’ School of Nursing to join a small team of nursing students (from this institution and other institutions around the nation) on a month-long post-earthquake evaluation in Nepal. As you may recall, last year in April, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal killing over 8,000 people and injuring more than 21,000 people. Nepal was already one of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia and the earthquake put additional strain on an already fragile healthcare system. Despite efforts from relief groups and various NGOs over the past year, the Nepalese still struggle with various health issues, ranging from having the highest rate of uterine prolapse in the world, high rates of HIV, malaria, and naturally, trauma and PTSD. There is a severe lack of public health services available to these people and they are in dire need of further assistance and medical/public health intervention. Our aim during this project is to gather data in cooperation with different health agencies to reduce these health issues. I will be joining the team as a global health and epidemiological student to do monitoring and evaluation on the high incidence of Tuberculosis (TB) and possibly additional research on mental health and PTSD. I have a substantial background in mental health research, primarily around trauma and PTSD, but at this institution and within my concentration in epidemiology, I am specializing in TB. For those unfamiliar with TB, it is an infectious disease caused by bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is easily transmitted from those infected, and if left untreated, it can lead to drug-resistance, multi-drug resistance and even extensive-drug resistance. The course of treatment for this disease is intensely complicated and terribly draining and painful for the infected. Aside from aid work, the data I collect on this project will be used for my final Capstone in this program for graduation. I have applied for some competitive scholarships, but the quick turn around from my last project has left me little options for additional funding and I will be taking out a personal loan for the cost of this amazing project and opportunity to do something truly beneficial for a suffering nation. I have calculated my project and travel costs near $7,000, so I am opening another fundraiser for anyone who is willing to donate any dollar amount to help with my piece of this project. Since my work is for a university this time around and not a 501©3 nonprofit or charity, donations are not tax deductible. I do appreciate everyone’s continued support in my efforts and participation in projects bringing true change abroad! Thank you, Alexandria

$120

 

3% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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  • Jessica gray

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  • Boyd

    $25

  • Ryan Dawkins

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  • The Garcia's

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  • Miranda Gold

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Alexandria Wilde

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Donor Comments

Miranda Gold

Miranda Gold

DONATION: $20

You're amazing! 1 year ago

The Garcia's

The Garcia's

DONATION: $25

Good Luck!! 1 year ago

Ryan Dawkins

Ryan Dawkins

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Boyd

Boyd

DONATION: $25

Do Work :) 2 years ago

Jessica gray

Jessica gray

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

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