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Often we feel that our small acts of kindness don't really make a difference. However, to avoid feeling discouraged when there were still so many in need, Mother Teresa of Calcutta responded, "What we do is nothing but a drop in the ocean...but if we didn't do it the ocean would be one drop less."

One Less Drop, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization started by a group of health professionals in 2014 hoping to improve surgical care in developing countries throughout the world. We realize we aren't going to cure all disease. However, following Mother Teresa's mantra we hope to help the ones we can.

Our initial mission with Jonathan Curtis, Jeremy Meier, and Doug Holland, visited Accra, Ghana, and Freetown, Sierra Leone.  Jonathan's parents were serving for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in West Africa. Senior LDS Church missionaries had worked at Korle Bu Hospital in Accra teaching surgical skills to the ear, nose, and throat surgeons and developing a training curriculum for audiologists throughout Ghana. During our exploratory visit we were fortunate to meet Dr. Peter Appiah-Thompson, a young surgeon-in-training preparing to work in Cape Coast, Ghana, at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital.


We believe our mission is best accomplished by adhering to these tenets:


  1. Doing SOMETHING is better than doing nothing, even if all we do is but a drop.

  2. Working WITH those living in the local area allows us to help THEM with THEIR needs, not with what we think they need.

  3. TEACHING others develops skills to be used long after we are gone. 

Our current focus is working with surgeons and anesthetists at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital to improve:


  1. Safe surgery

  2. ENT surgical capacity

We also are helping the Adehyemba Preparatory School to improve the educational opportunities for the school's students.

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