Healthy Villages, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports health initiatives in impoverished villages in West Africa.
OUR VISION: People living in poor villages in West Africa are supported in gaining and maintaining good health through infrastructure development in the areas of health services, nutrition, sanitation, and employment.
OUR MISSION: To support good health for residents of underserved villages in West Africa by developing and carrying out comprehensive sustainability plans that include adequate access to healthcare services, sanitation, nutritious food, and employment opportunities.
WHAT IS GOOD HEALTH? Many factors contribute to maintaining good health - access to healthcare services, adequate nutrition, sanitation - and the ability to afford these basic cornerstones of life. If any one of these elements is missing, health is compromised.
WHY SUSTAINABILITY? A comprehensive plan that addresses each of these elements of good health is so important in poor villages. Each of the elements of a plan working in harmony creates an overall sustainable, self-sufficient existence for villages. Without sustainability, the dire poverty in villages leads to other serious issues. Traditional ways of life are diminished due to young people moving away to find work, the encroachment of unscrupulous foreign companies, and social problems like alcoholism and domestic violence. It's like that old saying, "give a person a fish, and you feed them for a day - teach a person to fish, and you feed them for a lifetime." Healthy Villages' mission is to support the overall health of villages and their inhabitants.
HOW DO WE DO IT? Healthy Villages, Inc. seeks funding for and organizes a variety of projects aimed at supporting village health:
Healthcare missionsbring volunteers from developed countries to remote, underserved poor villages to provide direct care to villagers who cannot otherwise access medical or dental care.
A variety of ongoing projects address personal and community wellbeing and specific health-related needs.
Funding comes from a variety of sources - tax-deductible monetary and in-kind donations, grants, fundraising tours, and corporate partners.
OUR PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS Show Me Your Stethoscope (SMYS) is a nurse advocacy organization based in the U.S. that partners with us for our health missions. Their National Director, Jalil Johnson, has been on two missions with us. NPCanada partners with us to recruit Canadian nurse practitioners for our healthcare missions. They accept job postings for nurse practitioners in Canada and the U.S. Their founder and CEO, Canadian NP Dr. Donna Alden-Bugden, was part of our 2017 Women's Health Mission. Nurse Born Products is our fundraising partner. They market products invented by nurses, for nurses, and are now selling batik scrubs from Ghana. They donate a profits from the scrubs to Healthy Villages, Inc. New England Biolabs Foundationare the funders for our current project, Voices of the Ancestors: Environmental Education Through Storytelling. We appreciate their generous support for this exciting and important project! INTERESTED IN PARTNERING WITH US? Contact us for details! YOUR DONATION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE Please see each section for more details!
Contact us by clicking on contact form, or at: Sara Corry and Godfried Agbezudor firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box AN16557 Accra North ACCRA, GHANA, WEST AFRICA On WhatsApp at: +233 24 644 4834 (Godfried) +1 812 272 8060 (Sara - USA)
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