Matchmaking for Health

€9,335 of €15,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 44 months
Let me tell you a little bit about us: we're a team of dedicated and enthusiastic people who are passionate about universal health coverage for all. We have come together in pursuit of one goal - to bring healthcare workers to the most vulnerable and underserved populations around the world. You might say to us “but there are already thousands of NGOs who are doing just that and who are doing a great job!”

We would wholeheartedly agree with that and would ask you one question - what about holiday periods, extended sick leave, maternity leave... what happens to the staffing levels in these already fragile health centres? Well in our experience many NGOs struggle to cover short term absences of staff - either services are reduced, inadequately carried out or in worst case scenarios shut down completely! You may think that this is not a big problem but let me assure you that this is very serious. Imagine the nearest health centre to you is a 7 hour walk away - you can imagine that you would wait either until someone with a car is travelling there or until that burning pain in your stomach got unbearable. Imagine then that after waiting until you are in a serious condition you reach the clinic and it is closed! If that doesn't convince you, let me remind you that babies wait for no one, and sick babies even less.

Mirna, Ghizlaine and I (the founders of Fill That Gap) have all witnessed firsthand the detrimental consequences of gaps in human resources for health during our humanitarian missions and we are convinced we can offer a solution to the problem. What we do is to work with partner NGOs in low resource countries who completely depend on international medical volunteers/staff. We identify their human resource needs, and foresee gaps in their service so that we can help them to manage their own challenges. We then provide them with the appropriate medical profile to Fill That Gap! To find out more check out our website  www.fillthatgap.org 

We've got our partners and dozens of volunteer medics - now we just need the funding to start our operations!.

That's where you come in: if you believe in our solution and want to help bring medics to patients in need then please donate whatever you can. If you can't donate anything but would like to volunteer your medical services - contact us via our website, where you can also find options for donating. If you can't donate or volunteer but would like to fundraise for us, please get in touch with us via our website and we'll help you to set up your very own Fill That Gap fundraising campaign.

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us!

Mandana
Co-Founder and Executive Director of Fill That Gap
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Thank you all so much for your amazing vote of confidence in Fill That Gap! Because of your support we are able to stretch our target to include the funds we need to send out our first medical volunteers. We've already identified gaps that need to be filled and we will have people in place this summer!

So thank you on behalf of Fill That Gap and the partner organisations we work with!
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Wow after only 1 week we've almost reached the halfway mark for our initial target! Thank you to you all for your amazing support! Let's keep up the good work and reach as many clinics as possible through your generous endorsements.
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€9,335 of €15,000 goal

Raised by 69 people in 44 months
Created March 15, 2015
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Hello Mandana, so nice to see the realization of your great project! Wish you good luck and all the best with it. A small gift for a better and healthier future! Take care and best greetings to the family. Bram & Guisela

AB
€50
Alex Boss
39 months ago

From the HMRC Business Customer and Insight Team, well done guys

CR
€25
Chris Raven
39 months ago

Awesome work boys. Well done

IA
€10
Irina Annells
39 months ago

Well done John!

JH
€20
Jenny Hughes
39 months ago

Well done Ads! All for a great cause!

PW
€173
Paul Williams
40 months ago

Donations from: Gordon Williams Mari Williams Jo Gill

RW
€25
Richard Warren
40 months ago

Well done chaps!

EM
€20
Ellen McWilliams
40 months ago

Well done, Paul & Friends!

CM
€20
Charlotte Meredith
40 months ago

Well done Ads, team and trusty hound Anina! Great achievement - I hope the blisters are settling. Love Charlie, Gaz and Evelyn xxx

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