Who We Are
The global healthcare worker shortage is more than 4.3 million people.
The Gretta Foundation’s mission is to provide in-country nursing education to impoverished persons living in disease-burdened nations while bolstering depleted healthcare workforces and improving patient care and outcomes.
In 57 countries, 36 of which are in Sub-Saharan Africa, chronic shortages combined with nursing emigration turnover profoundly undermine efforts to improve maternal health, decrease child mortality rates, and fight the advance of diseases like HIV.
The Gretta Foundation is answering this cry for relief.
The Gretta Foundation is a 501c3 organisation founded in 2007 by Meg Styles in honor of her mother, the late Dr. Margretta Madden Styles – or Gretta, as she was known to her fellow nurses.
THE GRETTA FOUNDATION’S NURSING SCHOLARSHIP STRATEGY IS BASED ON FOUR IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES:
- Nursing scholarships are granted to persons most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
- Nursing education empowers persons by providing the tools to enter into an indispensable and remunerative profession.
- A nurse’s contribution to humanity through a career of care and cure is incalculable.
- By increasing the nursing workforce globally, there is greater hope to stem the relentless advance of diseases like HIV and improve patient care worldwide.