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Global Health Action, Inc.
September 20, 2013

Global Health Action is a remarkable organization that continues to contribute to health lives and communities around the world. Its flagship program, which has been active in Haiti for decades, is a prime example of the patient and persevering, but also innovative, work that GHA does. GHA has been in Haiti through thick and thin over the years. Importantly, GHA understands the importance of building local capacity, and it has done this over the years at the level of the community and community health workers, as well as that of the health system in Haiti. During the recent earthquake that devastated so much of Haiti, including the region where GHA is working, this organization helped to both relieve the immediate suffering, but also has worked to build anew for the long-term. Its innovative goat husbandry program has made a difference to thousands of Haitians and their families over the years. On the other side of the world, its efforts with health education for women and improving the health and lives of the "left-behind children" are remarkable as well.

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Global Health Action, Inc.
April 7, 2013

Global Health Action is a remarkable organization that has a long history of work in and for many countries around the world. A long-time focus has been the Haiti with China a more recent, but very important addition. GHA is committed to building local capacity of health professionals and to helping them develop more affective approaches to promoting health and preventing disease. GHA also works to develop the capacity of community residents to provide more for their families. A notable example of this is the goat project in Haiti. GHA works quietly and effectively to make real change that is sustainable and transformational.

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Global Health Action, Inc.
September 24, 2012

As a Board member for approximately seven years (including services at the Board Chair, but even before that, over many years (as INSA and then GHA, I have watched the work of GHA closely and even directly participated in some its teaching and other humanitarian efforts. Founded by two very special nurses some 40 years ago, GHA's great strength is in building capacity among health professionals and has done this with great success over that period. Success can be measured in the establishment of an independent parallel effort in India (INSA-India), as well as highly effective, on-the-ground programs in both Haiti and China. The individuals from all over the world who have participated in GHA's programs represent a lasting and transformative legacy, the impact of which is difficult to measure fully. It is, however, huge. Building capacity in health professionals and helping them to think innovatively is not glamorous work in the public eye, but it is the essential work that must be done if measurable, sustainable progress is to be made. GHA, and its committed staff (including Robin Davis as its Executive Director), GHA's Board, and partners around the world, are examples of just what the world needs if global health is to be measurably improved. I give GHA the highest possible rating. There is much more work that needs to be done, but GHA is committed to making a difference. There could nothing better than to help make it grow. It uses resources incredibly well! It is a privilege to be part of, and contribute to, the GHA effort

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

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Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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