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Rebecca Work

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Review for Global Health Action, Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Global Health Action (GHA) was founded over 40 years ago by two Atlanta visionaries, Virginia Proctor and Ada Fort. Their mission to improve the health and well-being of individual communities in under-served areas continues to be accomplished through community-based health programs and livelihood opportunities to this day.

A brief look at the positive impact and accomplishments of GHA follows:

Thousands of GHA graduates in 97 countries are addressing the most pressing health care needs in their communities and nations!

In Haiti, GHA has trained over 1200 Community Health Workers and more than 4000 goat farmers. (See more on the Goat Project at Truly it is a unique program focusing on livelihood opportunities. )

In China, more than 600 Chinese national and provincial health leaders have been trained in management and leadership!

More than 900 health leaders from around the world are graduates of GHA's international health management courses held in Atlanta, Georgia!

Twenty countries have been the recipients of customized in-country training and workshops.

300 program directors and managers from 32 African countries have completed the GHA HIV/AIDs course!

This is just the tip of the iceberg of the ongoing programs and accomplishments, of which there are many. The budget constraints are immense. The success of this organization is due to a small, unusually dedicated staff of individuals who live the mission of GHA, and Robin Davis, RN, MN who has been CEO almost since GHA's inception.

As a health expert, donor, and member of the Board of Directors of GHA, I am honored and humbled to be part of this phenomenal organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

educate any and all persons/organizations as to the mission and accomplishments of GHA. The budget would be unlimited (wishful thinking). Tap individuals/organizations to donate as much money as is feasible.

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Role:  Board Member