GlobeMed at Rhodes College partners with AMOS to enhance the health of rural populations in Nicaragua by providing access to potable water.
Who we are // GlobeMed at Rhodes
GlobeMed is a network of university students that partner with grassroots organizations around the world to improve the health of the impoverished. Through their involvement today, students commit to a life of leadership in global health and social justice. GlobeMed at Rhodes College is partnered with AMOS Health and Hope and has sponsored many projects there, such as Health Promoter training seminars and water filter projects. Since 2009 we have annually sent a team down to Nicaragua to help with on the ground projects and build stronger bonds with AMOS to grow and learn with them. This year we hope to raise $10,000 for AMOS Health and Hope's water sanitation project. GlobeMed chapter provides financial support and contributes with installation, supervision and follow up trips.
Our Partner // A Ministry of Sharing Health and Hope (AMOS)
AMOS is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 by two physicians determined to improve and impact the health of people being marginalized in rural areas of Nicaragua. The organization implements community-based primary health care as a strategy to increase health care coverage in areas with limited services. The model that AMOS uses enables communities in rural Nicaragua to develop sustainable health care systems. By training health workers in rural communities to manage and run their own community clinics, common illnesses are prevented and the root causes of poor health are addressed.
For the 2014-2015 school year, the AMOS Household Water Treatment (HWT) Program for aims to achieve increased filter usage rates of beneficiaries and to strengthen monitoring and evaluation strategies.
Our Project // Conquering Rural Health: $10000 to Provide Access to Potable Water
GlobeMed at Rhodes College is aiming to raise $5,000 through Individual Giving over the course of the 2013-2014 school year. This will be done in effort to support AMOS, our partner organization in implementing, sustaining, and improving water filtration systems to enhance the health of people in rural Nicaragua.
We strive to promote health equity by partnering with a grassroots organization in Nicaragua. Dedicated to enhancing the health of families in rural Nicaragua, AMOS teaches community members how to create their own sustainable health care system. By fundraising over $10,000 per year, the GlobeMed chapter at Rhodes is able to help AMOS buy Bio Water Filtration Systems and provide individuals with access to clean, potable water.
Only 68% of Nicaragua's rural population have access to an improved water source.
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