Virtue Foundation is working to assist with immediate relief in the U.S., Mongolia, and Ghana. Also, through its Data Mapping Initiative, the Foundation is making available critical information on healthcare facilities and NGOs in low income counties providing a pathway to assistance.
After a fruitful initial collaboration in August 2019, Virtue Foundation and The Okoa Project came together again in January 2002 to continue its partnership and work in the Upper West Region of Ghana.
As part of the annual Surgical and Medical Mission to Ghana, groups of healthcare volunteers aim to provide high-level, specialized care to those in underserved communities and also teach local medical providers how to continue to provide this care once the Virtue Foundation teams have gone.
In late August 2019, Virtue Foundation co-founder and intensive care specialist Dr. Joan LaRovere returned to Ghana with a group of volunteers to lay groundwork for the expansion of the Foundation’s multifaceted work in the country.
Latif is a six-year-old boy who was severely burned and scarred after walking into the flames of an open cooking fire when he was 8 months old. Virtue Foundation is transporting Latif to Austria for surgery and rehabilitation.
As part of the Institute for Innovation and Philanthropy in Ghana, this annual project seeks to address health needs by carrying out targeted medical interventions in underserved communities and skills transfer to local staff in areas of greatest need by organizing and executing medical missions.