Our Response to Coronavirus

Dear RHC Family,  We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe at home. If you are an essential employee, and have to continue going into work, we thank you for what you do. The coronavirus outbreak has affected everyone, and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult…

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Meet our New Executive Director, Heather Poynter-Lausch!

I still remember the first meeting I had with Jason and Olivia about Rural Health Collaborative. I was living in Fort Collins, attending grad school at Colorado State University, and they were sharing with me about the amazing things that were happening in Ghana with the Kekeli women. This was almost 10 years ago, when…

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Getting Ready for Ghana!

I leave for Ghana in 14 days – and I started packing today! I know some of you may think I’m crazy and should probably wait another week or so, but whatever the opposite word of “procrastinator” is, that’s me. I just don’t want to forget something and then be half a world away when…

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Happy Spring!

Spring is the season of rebirth and restoration. It’s an absolutely beautiful time of year here in Portland! Everything green sprouts up and tulips and daffodils line the sidewalks. In Ghana, the temperature and humidity is hitting the 90s, but the trees and grasses are still beautifully green. And RHC is experiencing some exciting renewal during…

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International Women’s Day 2019: Balance for Better

When we sat down to revisit the direction of Rural Health Collaborative a few years ago, we recommitted to our vision of ‘investing in women’ as foundational to our work. The avenue we have taken for this is through health, by providing opportunities for women to be community health promoters. When the nursing students from…

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The New IMPACT Page!

2018 was an exciting year for the RHC Monitoring team! Now you might hear the word “monitoring” and think *yawn* – but I know a few of you are as excited about this topic as I am. 🙂 And if you have no idea what this means, then follow along! Since 2015, we have been…

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Meet Esther!

Esther Danyo Deladem is 21 years old, from the Ave-Fiave community in Akatsi. She joined the Kekeli program 2 years ago, and has greatly influenced the health and sanitation of her village. She has improved hygiene and decreased infections by focusing on the importance of hand washing and the cleaning and dressing of wounds. She…

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Where does your money go?

This is a really important question.  We appreciate the trust that all our donors give us, but we also want to be very transparent with you. By way of examples, we use it for things like this: We pay a staff of four part-time employees We give the women small stipends for their work We…

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RHC Promo Video Released

In the fall of 2018 we released our first ever RHC promo video, created by our friends and partners at Furnace Fps. The video was shot in August of 2017 during a trip where we were joined by filmmakers Sergio and Sarah Salgado. The video is titled “A Glimpse Into RHC Ghana: Healthy Moms, Healthy…

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