About This Field Partner
Rural Health Collaborative is an effort to support rural communities in a holistic manner, recognizing the need for education and community engagement in reducing health disparities.
Our history with Ghana began in 2007 when Olivia took a volunteer position at the Mafi Seva Clinic for four months. She worked in the clinic & taught a group of women a curriculum called Kekeli, which involves education about basic health practices & prevention. Jason went to Ghana in 2008 in order to conduct research on healthcare in Akatsi. It was then that he met David Sefe of the Bethel Clinic Compassion Foundation (BCCF), an NGO in the district. This established our relationship with Ghana. Jess, Stephanie, Heather, and Heidi went to Point Loma Nazarene University with Jason & Olivia & joined up with them in order to form what is currently the Rural Health Collaborative. Our focus thus far has been on education, as we have adopted the Kekeli curriculum in Akatsi and partnered with David & the BCCF.