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Timmy Global Health - Notre Dame Chapter

We are proud to be a part of this global movement to unite our generous, compassionate Notre Dame community in order to achieve our chapter's mission. Please scroll down & check out our Timmy Global Health-Notre Dame Chapter page to learn more about our mission and why we need your donations!

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Description

The Notre Dame Chapter of Timmy Global Health needs YOUR help! Our club is composed of about 30 loyal ND undergraduates that are fully committed to the mission of our greater parent organization, a national nonprofit based in Indianapolis. We work to expand access to sustainable healthcare and empower students and volunteers to tackle today’s most pressing global health challenges. We are proud to support an organization that is committed to providing sustainable, longitudinal care to patients that would otherwise not receive medical attention. To achieve this goal, our TImmy chapter has an annual medical brigade to Quito, Ecuador during Fall Break. Our team, which consists of ND undergraduates and medical health professionals (i.e. physicians, PA's, nurses, and pharmacists), supports the work of our Ecuadorian partner hospital, Tierra Nueva, and local community health workers in underprivileged areas in South Quito. Through these opportunities for medical service, we strive to lead the fight for global health equity and help deliver the promise of a healthy future – one patient at a time. Here, students in the club are able to gain hands-on experience. Anyone who has been on the trip will tell you that we undoubtedly walk away with a sense of purpose and a newfound desire to accompany our fellow human beings as future healthcare professionals. On top of the medical brigade to Ecuador, our chapter is enthusiastically active during the academic year and promotes global health equity in several ways. Through our student-run weekly club meetings, we educate students about global health challenges. Each week we all come together for one hour to discuss a different aspect of global health. By doing this, we never lose sight of the big picture. This year, we've discussed nutrition, the Zika virus, and the intersection of global health and disabilities among other topics. By fundraising throughout the year, we raise awareness within the Notre Dame and greater South Bend community and raise money to support our partner hospital in Ecuador. 100% of the funds we raise pay for medical supplies, medications, and higher-level health care costs for the patients we treat each Fall Break.

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See how YOUR donation can make a difference! $28 pays for 3 years of hypertension meds for a Timmy patient. $32 provides prenatal care for an expecting mother. $50 ensures 5 patients get the x-rays they need. $75 helps purchase a year’s supply of vitamins for 15 children. $100 treats 200 patients for intestinal parasites. $100 provides fluoride for all kids seen during 1 Timmy medical trip. EVERY donation makes a difference in the life of a patient we serve.

Why are donations necessary?

We need your donations to finance our underserved patients' health care needs! Your donation will allows us to treat over 500 patients during Fall Break. The more money we raise, the more comprehensive care we will be able to provide. We are able to bring medical supplies, provide the patients with necessary medications (particularly medications for chronic conditions), and pay for specialty at our partner hospital if our patients need something we cannot provide in a rural, mobile-clinic setting.