Gretta, upon becoming President of the International Council of Nurses, chose the catch phrase "March!" It came from Florence Nightingale’s admonition, “No system shall endure that does not March.” This phrase created the momentum and tone of her presidency.
Today, TGF takes “March” as a call to action during this pivotal time in our development. I am very excited to share that TGF is traveling today to Washington, DC; the seat of global health.
This trip’s mission piggybacks off our Uganda trip in November. If you followed our trip, you may remember that we reconnected with major stakeholders in nursing and health, completed our needs assessment, and collaborated on two TGF designed programs; the Assistant District Health Officer (ADHO) and the Private Practice Midwife (PPM). With universal support, we left Uganda with the directive to complete the two concepts and to find partners, proven players, and contributors in global health.
Forming dynamic partnerships will be instrumental in TGF’s search to secure funding for our two exciting programs. Consequently, this trip to DC, and the work that will follow, is where the rubber meets the road for TGF. TGF’s ADHO and PPM projects, if (dare I say “when”) they come to fruition, will empower nurses and midwives, and save countless lives in Uganda.
Since our inception, TGF deemed its mission of addressing chronic nursing shortages in disease-burdened nations as the critical missing link in global health initiatives. After all, without skilled nurses on the ground providing powerful preventative and curative services, how can real and sustainable traction be made in the fight against disease where it is most desperately needed?
This journey will be TGF’s opportunity to push our mission forward and expand our work to a scale whose time is long overdue. Follow us on Facebook as we March to DC, and let’s be reminded that we do this to empower and save lives. Together, we can’t lose!
Thank you for your wonderful support in all its forms.