Ghana July 28 - August 7/2017, SR1307

Opportunity Overview

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Welcome to Team Ghana 2017!  If you would like to partner with 50 amazing Ghanaian Christian leaders in rural Africa to minister to large crowds of people who have limited to no access to basic medical care, then God is calling you to Ghana.  I would like to invite you to join us in the treatment of tropical diseases, such as malaria, typhoid, malignant hypertension, and schistosomiasis, as 30 local pastors win souls for eternity.

We will serve in the northern Volta region, a geographic location known for the origin of Voodoo, where ancestral worship and devil worship are pervasive.  We'll begin our outreach with a Sunday unity rally.  We will join 1000 local Christians gathered to sing, dance, and praise God.  On Monday, we will travel a half-hour by bus to our local clinics where we plan to serve 2000 people in 6 days.  There may be no electricity or running water, but God and our local leaders will provide everything that we will need.  We anticipate dispensing 800 pairs of eyeglasses, treating 400 cases of malaria, and managing 500 cases of severe hypertension.  Our dental team will be treating hundreds of people who have waited years for their arrival.  Each patient will receive the message of the Gospel in their own language from our team of 30 pastors.  We will be practicing in an area endemic for rare tropical diseases, such as River Blindness and Guinea Worm - diseases targeted for worldwide eradication.

Highlights of the trip, aside from our time of service, will include excellent shopping, a native village walk, watching baptisms in the Volta River, and a tour of local artisan's workshop.  We will have morning and evening worship and devotions.  Evening activities include Face Timing home, answering emails, and fun and fellowship with team members at the hotel.  We will return home August 6th.

We are looking for at least 6 providers, (doctors, PAs and NPs), 2 nurses, physical therapists, dentist, hygienists, 1 pharmacist, and 8-10 non-medical logistic team members.  We welcome later junior high, high school, and college students.  If asked, we will attempt to complete any global health elective requirements.  Previous tropical medical experience is not required.

We know God has already issued a call to the members of Team Ghana 2017.  We can't wait to meet and serve with you!

For more information, please email the team leader, Diane Matsumoto, MD at drdiane@cox.net.
Global Health Outreach
P.O. Box 7500 • Bristol TN 37621
Phone: 888-230-2637
Fax: 423-764-1417

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Cost: $4,270.00

Application Fee: $150.00

Milestone Amount Due Date
Application fee (due upon applying) $150.00
Project fee (due two weeks prior to trip) $1,920.00
International Airfare* (approximate) (due upon ticketing) $2,000.00
Domestic Airfare* (varies with starting location) $200.00
(*Administrative credit will be made when exact costs available) $0.00
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Sherri Willis-Lopez
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