HEAL has wrapped up our 2016
End of Year Crowdfunding Campaign!
With your generous support, we were able to raise over $30,000! With a match from an anonymous donor, the grand total reached $40,000. Your contributions help us expand our work to new sites and deepen our work in existing ones, with nearly 70 HEAL fellows leading the efforts. We thank you sincerely for joining the movement towards health equity, and look forward to sharing our progress with you as we go forward!
Many of the leading causes of death – such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer – in resource-poor countries today are preventable and/or treatable, and have been for decades. Additionally, as the world develops and changes, the medical paradigm has shifted; rather than responding primarily to humanitarian emergencies and infectious diseases, health care providers must now also focus on managing chronic illnesses and creating sustainable health systems. To consistently deliver care to those in need, we must transform our view of global health.
The HEAL Initiative aims to address this significant gap with the following actions:
- Enhance the skill sets of health professionals in the United States and abroad so they can improve care in resource-poor settings
- Enhance the skill sets of local health professionals through structured and unstructured medical and nursing education, including training in quality improvement
- Strengthen the capacity of the entire health system through long term relationships between UCSF and our partner organizations on the ground