Transforming Lives-Public Health Partners for a Global Community Project: A Tanzania Orphanage

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201894
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Transforming Lives-Public Health Partners for a Global Community Project: A Tanzania Orphanage
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Bridges of Promise partnered with Dominican University of California nursing faculty to create a health link partnership with the Rulenge diocese in the Kagera Distric on Tanzania's western-most side. The region includes a 60-bed orphanage and a rurual surrounding community. After the members of Bridges of Promise approached the nursing department, meetings took place to create a mechanism to assess the needs of the community for which the Rulenge diocese serves. Personal and public health were identified as key areas of need and the focus of the project began to view the needs of the vulnerable children of the Rulenge orphanage. The vision of the partnership was to work with the local priest in hearing from the elders of the surrounding community as to what the unmet health care needs were. Infant mortality was found to be 16.5% and life expectancy was only 45.9 years. Malaria, AIDS and nutrition releated issues were found to be among the primary health concerns. An assessment was performed via the assistance of the diocese and the immediate needs included shoes for all of the children, scholarhips money for the adolescent orphans to attend highschool, and bed net protection for all of the children. Fund raising was conducted by the sale of Ucholi beads made by women of a neighboring country: Ugunda.  Further assessment included the educational needs of the nursing staff at the nearest hospital in Biharamulo. At this time the group is fundraising for a trip to the region to provide staff development, collaboration and education on theares of health promotion, children's health, maternal health, nutrition, immunizations and prevention of local endmic diseases. The partnership is a satisfying way to engage both community members and students/faculty in providing global assistance to a vulnerable population.
Keywords:
global; collaboration; orphange
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTransforming Lives-Public Health Partners for a Global Community Project: A Tanzania Orphanageen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201894-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Bridges of Promise partnered with Dominican University of California nursing faculty to create a health link partnership with the Rulenge diocese in the Kagera Distric on Tanzania's western-most side. The region includes a 60-bed orphanage and a rurual surrounding community. After the members of Bridges of Promise approached the nursing department, meetings took place to create a mechanism to assess the needs of the community for which the Rulenge diocese serves. Personal and public health were identified as key areas of need and the focus of the project began to view the needs of the vulnerable children of the Rulenge orphanage. The vision of the partnership was to work with the local priest in hearing from the elders of the surrounding community as to what the unmet health care needs were. Infant mortality was found to be 16.5% and life expectancy was only 45.9 years. Malaria, AIDS and nutrition releated issues were found to be among the primary health concerns. An assessment was performed via the assistance of the diocese and the immediate needs included shoes for all of the children, scholarhips money for the adolescent orphans to attend highschool, and bed net protection for all of the children. Fund raising was conducted by the sale of Ucholi beads made by women of a neighboring country: Ugunda.  Further assessment included the educational needs of the nursing staff at the nearest hospital in Biharamulo. At this time the group is fundraising for a trip to the region to provide staff development, collaboration and education on theares of health promotion, children's health, maternal health, nutrition, immunizations and prevention of local endmic diseases. The partnership is a satisfying way to engage both community members and students/faculty in providing global assistance to a vulnerable population.en_GB
dc.subjectglobalen_GB
dc.subjectcollaborationen_GB
dc.subjectorphangeen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:58:42Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:58:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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