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Shave For Healthcare in Africa

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I'm shaving my head to raise awareness for the health crisis in Africa. Please help me support a cause I'm passionate about. Medic to Medic.

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I’m sure many of you remember when the Ebola epidemic hit West Africa in 2013, devastating many families, but did you know that there is currently an Ebola epidemic running rampant in the Democratic Republic of Congo that is taking lives every day? Literally every day people are dying from this. You would be amazed at how many of these major epidemics fly completely under our radar and get little support because they don’t involve our Western countries directly.

The world is a brutal place man, and I think we could be doing much better to help these countries. A lot of this harm comes about because of a lack of resources in these countries, whether that be lack of access to medicines and treatments, lack of health facilities, but particularly there is a shortage of healthcare workers to care for the people. In NZ there is roughly 1 doctor for every 300 people, whereas in these countries there is roughly 1 doctor for every 50,000 people!!!

Hello, my name is Jack Sinclair. I am a medical student based in Christchurch in my 4th year of study. I have been growing my hair since I started university and I've decided to shave it all off to raise money for a cause I'm passionate about.

So there is this organisation called Medic To Medic that financially aids healthcare students in Africa with their course costs to help address the massive shortage of healthcare workers in these countries. This prevents them from dropping out of training due to the extreme poverty. More healthcare workers means more access to healthcare for the public. What’s really cool about them is that they work directly with the universities and students, so the money goes exactly where it needs to be rather than being passed through other organisations that take a some of the money off the top for themselves.

Check them out: https://www.medictomedic.org.uk

I hope you will help me by donating whatever you can to help these students out. Any amount of money would be awesome and it would be going towards a great cause.

Thank you,

Jack Sinclair

Jack Sinclair's involvement (page creator)

I'm shaving my head to raise money for Medic to Medic, an organisation that helps medical students in Africa with their course costs to help them through their studies.

Use of funds

The funds will all be donated to the Medic to Medic Organisation to help healthcare workers through their training in African universities so that they can improve the access to healthcare in their country.

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  • Alexander

    Alexander on 27 Jun 2019

    $10

    $10

    • Jack Sinclair

      Hey big thanks Alex!

  • Emily Wood

    Emily Wood on 27 Jun 2019

    $10

    Awesome stuff Jack 😊👍

    $10

    • Jack Sinclair

      Hey thanks so much Emily :)

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 27 Jun 2019

    $5

    $5

    • Jack Sinclair

      Hey thank you very much for donating!

  • Simon D

    Simon D on 21 Jun 2019

    $40

    Go Jack!!

    $40

    • Jack Sinclair

      Hey big thanks for donating Simon!

  • Cis

    Cis on 13 Jun 2019

    $5

    Yea Jack shave those locks x

    $5

    • Jack Sinclair

      Hey big thanks Cis :)


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This page was created on 24 May 2019 and closed on 28 Jun 2019.
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