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£1,322raised of £2,000 target by 55 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to join a team in Ghana to work in deeply under-resourced the hospitals in March 2017, supporting young families against HIV & Malaria.

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London, United Kingdom
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As a proud member of the NHS it is sometimes disheartening to open a newspaper or switch on the TV under the media storm of the fiscal issues facing us in the health system. But I encourage you to think about the reason we were formed on the first place, “good healthcare available to all” so how lucky are we really?

Ghana is currently working towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and despite declaring maternal mortality a national emergency in 2008, still in 2015, an estimated 2800 women in Ghana died during childbirth. However, this is not the complete picture because deaths that take place outside of health facilities, especially in rural areas, are sometimes not recorded. Patients often travel long distances for antenatal care visits and are frequently giving birth outside of health facilities with no assistance from a trained health provider.

This is where I ask for your help, in March 2017 I plan to join a team of students in Ghana, Working in Takoradi in deeply under-resourced the hospitals to help the reduction in the prevalence of HIV, malaria and other diseases with extra focus being placed on groups that are most at risk. The Malaria Control Programme also needs to be strengthened in order to accommodate increasing net use by mothers and infants.

In order to carry out this vital work in Ghana, I need to raise funds for:
• Visa
• Vaccinations
• Malaria prophylaxis
• Travel and indemnity insurance
• Importantly any medical supplies or donations for the hospitals.
• All of our partner hospitals are under resourced. Please help them. I can take supplies across with me and help fill any gaps the hospital has.

I wish for the chance to make a real difference to people lives, enhance my love for the NHS but also remove me from the NHS comfort zone we are so lucky to be in. I hope I am given the opportunity to enrich my development by opening my eyes to new points of view, priorities, clinical skills and make me a better nurse.

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  • Claire Haddon

    Claire Haddon

    23 days ago

    Claire Haddon

    Another amazing Thank you for your continued support in my fundraising. I am still selling raffle tickets for amazing prizes! My little raffle ticket fairy's my Mum, Mother in law and Sue Large all have tickets you can purchase. or you can DM me.

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  • Claire Haddon

    Claire Haddon

    2 months ago

    Claire Haddon

    Just to give some of you a better idea, This is part of the project I will be working on in Ghana, if you have time to have a quick watch, this explains all the qualities I want to have as a nurse and why I wanted to do this as a career. Make a change http://go.ted.com/vZA43w

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  • Claire Haddon

    Claire Haddon

    2 months ago

    Claire Haddon

    Once again! you amazing people!!!! Thank you so so much for all your messages of support it means the world to have wonderful friends and family support such a great cause! every little helps towards supporting vulnerable people in desperate need of healthcare and support. so my next round of thanks yous!! I am not in need of larger companies donating supplies, so if you do know any medical reps, or companies that would support and donate resources please drop me a DM. Much Love Claire xxxx

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    • Natalie O'Halloran
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  • Julie Mason-Wright

    Julie Mason-Wright

    Dec 5, 2016

    Claire what dedication and determination you have. You are a wonderful nurse, good luck Julie xx

    £20.00

  • Sabrina Ghayour

    Sabrina Ghayour

    Dec 2, 2016

    Go girl! Go do that vital, selfless incredible and much-needed work! The world needs more people like you. Good luck xx

    £50.00

  • Karen White (@KarenL109)

    Karen White (@KarenL109)

    Nov 21, 2016

    best wishes xx

    £10.00

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Claire Haddon

Claire Haddon

London, United Kingdom

I have been fortunate enough to work in fantastic departments witnessing life come into this world followed by 2 years in Oncology services, having the privileged of supporting end of life care. During this time I have developed a special love for women’s health.

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