Dear family, friends and colleagues
Chase and I are travelling to Dar as Salaam, Tanzania on June 19th to volunteer as a student Nurse (Chase) and Midwife ( Jan)
In Africa one in 22 women die in childbirth
In the United Nations Millennium Declaration, many nations committed their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets — with a deadline of 2015 — that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals.
The eight MDGs form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the worlds poorest.
I am keen on the Goal 4 & 5 the Millennium Development Goals
- Goal 4: Reduce child mortality
- Goal 5: Improve maternal health
It’s been on my radar for a long time and now is the time. It’s time to give back!
For many of you you know I worked in PNG and Outback. My love for nursing in areas of extreme need has always pulled me. How cool would it be to actually fly in the helicopter – give vaccinations and then fly out?
That dream is a little way off ……but I will fulfil that one day.
So after months of research ….Chase and I are travelling to Dar as Salaam, Tanzania where we are working in a hospital that has 100 deliveries per day. The hospital is Armana IN Dar es Salaam. http://amanahospital.go.tz/
They are very under resourced.
Now this is where you all come in…….I know many of you can knit. ……
So here the challenge ………………………..Chase & I leave June 19th
We need the knitted beanies to arrive about 16th June
We want to take 1300 beanies!!!!!
One for every baby born every day that we are there.