Over the last several years, students from the University of British Columbia Okanagan’s undergraduate nursing program- have been involved in a global health nursing practicum. This is part of the students final clinical practice experience in which students have an opportunity to practice nursing in another setting outside of Canada.
This event is hosted by a group of nursing students from the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) in partnership with Okanagan-Zambia Health Initiative (OkaZHI).
The Global Gala is a formal charity event that will include a three course catered dinner, entertainment, silent auction as well as other opportunities to help raise funds towards health initiatives, supporting outreach clinics, and purchasing medical equipment in Ghana and Zambia.
For fourteen years, nursing students who are passionate about global health and building capacity in communities have had the opportunity to participate in a global health practicum in Ghana, and over the last seven years, Zambia.
For the fourth year, the UBCO nursing students are excited to be partnering with the Okanagan-Zambia Health Initiative (OkaZHI). OkaZHI is a local volunteer, non-governmental organization comprised of an interdisciplinary healthcare team. Their primary mission is to work in partnership with Zambian, Canadian and international education institutions to improve the health of people living in Zambia. They do this through supporting and strengthening healthcare in Zambia.
All funds raised go directly towards health initiatives in Ghana and Zambia. Thank you for your support!
This year's gala at Manteo Resort was a huge success! We were thankful to be able to show members of our community the love and passion we have for global health. Thank you for all of the support you showed, as individuals and businesses.
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The Okanagan-Zambia Health Initiative mission statement, as taken from their website, is to work "in partnership with Zambian, Canadian, and International colleagues, OkaZHI will contribute to the improved health of people living in Zambia, through supporting locally identified priorities and strengthening health care capacities."
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