Mission: We endeavor to demonstrably improve the health and well-being of rural Ghanaians through compassionate medical care, effective public health education, and collaborative community development initiatives.
Brief History: Rural Education and Community Health for Ghana (REACH 4 Ghana) was founded in 2010 by three medical students - Allison Powers, Jeremy Powers, and Albert Duah - of Richmond, Virginia. Sharing a vision to build meaningful partnerships with Ghanaians to improve health and support development in that country, these three sought like-minded peers to join them for a three week mission to the Volta Region of Ghana. From June 18 to July 10, 2011, a team of fifteen medical students worked alongside Ghanaian volunteers and community leaders in five villages to assist with medical treatment, public health education, and development projects. Since that time, REACH 4 Ghana has taken a 2012, 2013, and 2014 trip and is currently preparing for several public health projects in 2015.