Interview: 3 Questions for GGHTx Co-Founder Avi Kerendian
Avi Kerendian, Global Health nonprofit Co-Founder of GGHTx answers three questions in an interview response to COVID-19, GGHTx, and the future of global health travel.
It has been an extraordinary last few months as we are all facing the coronavirus challenge head-on. As Co-Founder of GGHTx, I believe that now, more than any other time, this is the time we volunteers stay connected. Currently, we are allowing all volunteers to change their program date, destination country, and even their program type at no charge for up to 18 months. At GGHTx will ALWAYS stay flexible for you! Together — very soon — we will break the COVID-19 cycle, and we'll all soon be traveling and volunteering again—exploring the world and giving back to the less fortunate! - Avi Kerendian, Program Director, GGHTx
2. How can a volunteer participate in these missions at this time of the pandemic? Can Latin American doctors and dentists also apply?
As we are trying to slow the spread of COVID-19, we have suspended all current medical and dental mission trips. Instead, we are working with our partner, Dentulu, to create a telehealth project whereby doctors, dentists, and students can provide medical/dental-
3. How can a person or organization support these medical missions?
We at GGHTx have been working tirelessly to provide free medical resources, assistance, and health education to our local NGO's around the world. Specifically, throughout Mexico and Uganda, we've noticed the most need for volunteers, donations, and supplies. To sign up as a future volunteer please visit our application here: https://gghtx.org/