Public Health Without Borders Support and Scholarships
Public Health Without Borders (PHWB) is a student-run organization at the University of Maryland that aims to improve health outcomes through sustainable health education initiatives. PHWB is committed to promoting public health activities globally, including on and around the UMD campus. Since 2014, PHWB has conducted international health projects in Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, India, and Peru. These projects have focused on first aid, stress management, nutrition, prevention of infectious diseases, oral hygiene, hand washing, and oral rehydration therapy for diarrheal diseases. Currently, PHWB is developing a new intervention in India which will work with a local school and an organization that addresses violence against women.
Each trip costs approximately $10,000 for a group of UMD students to travel and implement their health education workshops in-country. Your donations to PHWB will support scholarships for student travel to conduct health education workshops with communities in Peru, India, and Sierra Leone. This January, PHWB will travel to Varanasi, India to conduct a needs assessment at a local school, which will identify the needs of the community and guide future health education interventions. Additionally, travel to Peru and Sierra Leone in the summer of 2017 revealed unmet needs in the communities, including education on water sanitation and nutrition. Therefore, donations from the Launch campaign will also be used to support scholarships for student travel to Peru and Sierra Leone in the summer of 2018.
Please see the suggested donor levels on the right; however, donations of any monetary amount are appreciated.
Gifts in support of the University of Maryland are accepted and managed by the University of Maryland College Park Foundation, Inc., an affiliated 501(c)(3) organization authorized by the Board of Regents. Contributions to the University of Maryland are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please see your tax advisor for details.
For more information about Public Health Without Borders, please visit the following websites: