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Developing Community Grants – 2013 recipients

HOPE4HEALTH is able to financially assist students looking to do a placement in a developing health system. This grant is open to all members including allied health.

Each year, up to four grants of $500 are offered. This money can finance the costs of travel, accommodation of vaccinations or be used to support the local health system the student is travelling to.

The goal of this grant is to increase the exposure of HOPE4HEALTH members to international health work. We believe that this exposure will encourage greater participation and engagement in developing health care by the students involved.

Keep reading below to see what wonderful things our 4th years of 2013 could do!

Angeline Papajcsik & Samantha Nataatmadja, 2013 Griffith MBBS graduates, also received the grant in 2013 and travelled to Tanzania together where they The Uzima Mission Clinic in Mwandege. The clinic runs on donations alone and serves the local community – seeing over 100 people daily and delivering 50-60 babies/month.

Samantha helping out at the vaccination clinic

Samantha helping out at the vaccination clinic

Angeline helping out in antenatal care, Uzima Clinic

Angeline helping out in antenatal care, Uzima Clinic

The photo below shows Tess Asgill, 2013 Griffith MBBS graduate, with the community medicine Professor and director of Manipal Teaching Hospital, Nepal. With the grant money, Tess was able to provide the hospital with an array of medical supplies including specialist ENT supplies, surgical instruments and basic examination supplies such as blood pressure monitor and ECG paper.

Tess with the very grateful hospital director

Tess with the very grateful hospital director

Medical supplies Tess was able to purchase with the grant

Medical supplies Tess was able to purchase with the grant

Visit the International Portfolio page for more information on how to apply and to make the most of your H4H membership!

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