Our Senegal Project is now in full swing!!! Dr. Youssoupha N’diaye is a co-Investigator on the project as the district level physician in Saraya, Senegal. As well, Christopher Brown is helping to lead the efforts in Saraya, as the local Peace Corps Volunteer and has helped us organize a Peace Corps Partnership. They are doing a terrific job and we are very much enjoying working with them.
The Health District of Saraya is located in the extreme South-Eastern part of Senegal with an estimated population of 42,000 inhabitants and comprises seven health posts and one health center. Access to quality health care in the district of Saraya is difficult to obtain, primarily due to the geographically dispersed area and the small number of highly trained individuals. In training additional health care workers and improving the knowledge base of existing healthcare workers, individuals in remote villages will have increased access to quality medical care.
We are at a critical stage in the development of our project as we are currently seeking funding to help support our efforts. Chris has put together a Peace Corps Partnership. You can contribute directly to onsite costs for the project by donating through the Peace Corps. All donations are tax deductible and will contribute significantly to our onsite work!
Please help Chris and Peace Care to complete a successful project by donating through the Peace Corps Partnership. Many thanks!
Chicago Public Radio, National Public Radio, and Public Radio International
Global Activism: A Global Health Initiative Brings Peace Corps Volunteers, Universities and Healthcare Workers Together
We are honored to have been highlighted on Worldview’s Global Activism series with an interview by Jerome McDonnell at Chicago Public Radio. Worldview is also broadcast on National Public Radio and Public Radio International. The interview was broadcast August 19, 2010, and you are able to stream the interview from the Chicago Public Radio Worldview website.
This was an amazing opportunity for us to reach out and inform others about our project and approach. Please pass this along to your friends, colleagues, and family and all others who may be interested in learning more about Peace Care. Please Tune in if you get a chance!
Peace Care is honored to be working with 50,000 Feet. “50,000 Feet is a creative agency helping brands and businesses soar.” Thank You, 50,000 Feet! Peace Care has been fortunate to have been offered council by this terrific organization. They will be working with us over the course of the next couple of months to improve our branding strategy and outreach. Stay tuned! Peace Care is getting a face lift!
You may have noticed that there is now a Donation Button on our website! We are accepting donations! Our 501c3 status is still pending but is retroactive upon approval (we don’t anticipate any problems). Therefore, in all likelihood, all donations will be tax deductible in accordance to the 501c3 status!
Please help us finance our Senegal project. The University of Illinois – Chicago Department of Family Medicine will be covering some costs for the participating resident physicians and there will be a community contribution in Saraya, Senegal in terms of local costs. However, there are many more costs associated with the project that will need to be covered. All amounts are accepted. Many thanks!
We are making a special request that you Suggest this page especially to your current and returned Peace Corps friends or those interested in Global/ International Health.
We are making great strides and are very enthusiastic about the possibilities for Peace Care!!!
Peace and Care,