In December of this year I will be heading to Tanzania to help run medical clinics in rural villages. I'm planning on climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in order to further raise funds for the clinics as well as build awareness against depression (something I have struggled with for 3 years now).
About the mountain
Mt Kilmanjaro is the world's highest free-standing mountain at 5,895 metres (19,340 feet) above sea level, a currently inactive strato-volcano in northern Tanzania, near the border with Kenya. Kilimanjaro will take 5 days to ascend and 2-3 days to descend.
About Global Health Alliance
Our strategic partnerships seek to promote transcultural health opportunities and outcomes. Our intent is to assist developing countries to deliver improvement in maternal and child health through enhanced capability and capacity in the nursing and midwifery workforce in underserved populations.
In line with the World Health Organisation (WHO) agenda, GHAWA aims to:
- Enhance partnerships with developing countries through support and collaboration, including working with other international organisations, consumers, regulators, governments, professional organisations, and other relevant bodies to promote the development of robust health systems to ensure quality of care provision.
- Strengthen health care systems by assisting in building leadership capacity in developing countries through the provision of resources and innovative education and leadership programs for nurses and midwives.
- Harness and generate research, information and evidence to provide Western Australia and developing countries the foundation for setting priorities for workforce and health system development, defining strategies toward this, and measuring results.
- Promote and support Western Australia and developing countries in the advancement of nursing and midwifery practice, notably with respect to transcultural competencies that might be applied both within international and domestic settings.