Every year, a group of GlobeMed GW students participate in the GROW Trip, giving us the opportunity to work directly with our partner organization, the RVCP, in supporting the Huye Health Clinic Initiative and the Maternal Health Education Program (MHEP).
This year, we at GlobeMed GW were able to raise sufficient funds to allow the construction of a waiting room for the clinic, allowing the old waiting room to be converted to consultation rooms for patients. Additionally, we were able to fund the purchase of 50 goats and a plot of land for 50 women selected for MHEP sessions.
On this GROW Trip specifically, out team was able to create an evaluation system to track and report the effectiveness and progress of the Maternal Health Education Program. The team was also able to attend the majority of the education sessions to ensure that they were worthwhile and effective for the women. Finally, the team was able to help the RVCP in educating the women, teaching them methods to maximize the effectiveness of the sessions.
To learn more from the GROW Team and to read their personal accounts of the trip, visit their blog: Writing Rwanda.