Avi Kerendian or the upsurge of a global health top expert: GGHTx is on a mission in changing lives through the power of global health. “Gracias” Global Health Trips, otherwise known as GGHTx, is a global health-oriented nonprofit organization/NGO that brings together young volunteers from medical and dental backgrounds to aid in intensive, week-long medical mission trips in rural villages throughout Latin America and Uganda. Led by Co-Founders Dr. Arash Hakhamian and Avi Kerendian, register for the volunteer experience of a lifetime!
Avi Kerendian is the Co-Founder and Program Director of GGHTx. GGHTx, also known as “Gracias” Global Health Trips, is an active public health non-profit improving global health in underserved, indigenous communities in Latin America and Uganda through community-based partnerships (CBO’s) with the end goal of fostering self-sufficiency.
Avi Kerendian latest project: By developing and increasing access to educational HIV programs that focus on prevention and awareness, GGHTx hopes this partnership will help in creating better health outcomes for individuals and families in Uganda. Zidan Benevolence International will help facilitate the work with providers, community leaders, patient advocates, and government officials to identify gaps, then develop and scale up the best practices to achieve sustainable and scalable improvements.
How about after finally arriving there you realize that the doctor has run out of the most basic medical supplies used to treat and evaluate your 2-month old baby who has been coughing in sheer pain for the last 3 days and likely has a severe case of pneumonia; something totally preventable and treatable with basic medicine, but without which can now be life-threatening. You are turned away and told to go back home. You now have no choice but to wait until next week – hoping and praying – that this time the doctor will not have run out of the medicine your child desperately needs.
Airport pick-up is included in our volunteer program! Avi and one of our professional drivers, William or Jorge, will meet you outside of baggage claim as you exit the airport. You will receive a Welcome Packet detailing your accommodations, orientation time, and all emergency contact details. Your Welcome Packet tells you the exact time of your orientation! Orientation is very important because we cover specific details about our program, including a health and safety review, dos and don’ts, planned extracurricular activities, and a short walking tour to be sure you are familiar with the area!
Avi Kerendian – Co-Founder of GGHTx : Ready to connect, Avi Kerendian, Co-Founder and Program Director of GGHTx is passionate about contributing to the progress of global health, telehealth, and healthcare reform while collaborating with others who are dedicated to making a difference. Given the striking magnitude of global health challenges indigenous communities around the world face daily, Avi Kerendian, GGHTx is helping to provide access to free, quality medical care, by teaming up with local volunteer centers in developing villages throughout Latin American and Uganda. Read more info at Avi Kerendian.