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  • Uganda Success Story: Jacky

    by Katie Carroll | Jun 24, 2014

    We are so grateful for your benevolence. Today we share with you the story of a little girl in Uganda who is helped because of the donations you sent. Thank you!

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    Jacky

     

    Twelve-year-old Jacky was brought to an MTI treatment outreach by her parents. She was severely ill with Nodding Syndrome and had severe burns on both her hands. Field staff recommended referral and she was immediately taken to Kitgum Hospital by MTI who also provided funds for treatment and monitored her condition while at the hospital. Since then, Jacky has recovered. Although she continues to receive treatment at MTI outreach points, her Nodding Syndrome symptoms have greatly improved and her hands have healed well. She has started carrying out light duties at home like sweeping, and she is learning to use the left hand since the burn left her handicapped in her right.

    The family is grateful for the support that MTI gave to their daughter and for not giving up on her. They say that “there is nothing that they, as a family, can do to repay all the kindness that they have received, but God in his wisdom should bless the organization abundantly so that they can reach out to many more suffering people in the communities.”

    Thank you!  For every $1 you have donated, we were able to send $83 in medical supplies.  Plus, your gifts provide training for local clinicians as well as send volunteer medical teams to provide direct medical care.  You are helping to save and improve lives!
  • Dental Van Success Stories: People You've Helped

    by Katie Carroll | Jun 23, 2014

    Dental care is one of the top unmet health care needs for low-income adults in Washington and Oregon. Because of your donations, we are able to provide dental services for grateful community residents in need. Every day we hear from our patients about the meaningful, even life-changing, impact receiving dental care has on their lives:

    "Your people for the dental van…are real personable and make you feel so comfortable. This means so much for me because for at least 10 years I have not seen a dentist. I have such bad teeth that with this dental van I will have the self-confidence to look for a job…with the bad teeth I’m so self-conscious of myself and do not want to interact with people. Thank you so much for everything." -Robert

    "I was in need of significant dental care for about two years prior to being treated by the mobile dental van; I suffered through debilitating pain and costly emergency room visits. My overall health was impacted because I began neglecting my oral hygiene due to pain. I cannot express the level of gratitude I feel." -Patient at a men’s shelter

    "Had partial root canal then lost insurance when I became disabled and had heart attack. I can’t afford to fix my teeth and am afraid I will lose them. Thank you so much for this dental van." -Sara

    Thank you for donating to our mobile dental vans!
  • Field Photo: Certified Clinicians in Uganda

    by Katie Carroll | Jun 19, 2014

    We are so excited to share with you the June graduating class of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) training in Nakivale, Uganda! The group completed a two week training (one week lecture, one week hands-on) on IMCI.

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    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR JUNE CLASS!

     

    A high percentage of clinicians haven't had any formal training or certification by the Ministry of Health in IMCI. Thanks to your generous support of our Uganda programs, this year MTI will be able to send five volunteer teams to train clinical staff. Our volunteer teams will co-train the course with Dr. Patrick Okello in our Uganda office, and two representatives from the Ministry of Health.

    The goal is to certify 55 clinicians from nine different MTI clinics throughout Uganda - all serving refugee populations. The clinicians have different specialties, ranging from midwives to nurses to clinical officers.

    This training will help provide children with quality healthcare that they so desperately need in Uganda, dramatically improving survival rates for children under five. You are making this training possible. Thank you!

  • Field Photo: Uganda IMCI Team

    by Katie Carroll | Jun 16, 2014
    FIELD PHOTO: Say hello to one of our teams in Uganda! They are in Mbarara teaching our clinical staff from all around Uganda about Integration Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI).  

    Pictured are 15 MTI field staff, two American volunteers, and three trainers from the Ministry of Health. Here they are displaying their IMCI reference materials, which feature charts on how to diagnose and treat sick children based on certain symptoms. 

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    Thank you for supporting our Uganda programs! You are helping save children's lives!
  • Haiti Success Story: Cléosthène Builds His Family Latrine

    by Katie Carroll | Jun 13, 2014

    You are helping prevent the spread of Cholera in the most effective way possible - through prevention! Your gifts provide education to impoverished people in Haiti to help stop Cholera in its tracks.

    Cléosthène lives in Atfougie a locality in Crochu. He attended training on Cholera organized by MTI field staff and learned that it is important to eliminate feces in latrine to limit Cholera spread. After attending training, he built a latrine for his family. He also learned the importance of handwashing.

    After several months he said “Now I am practicing hygiene rules and I am not anymore concerned [about dangers of not using a latrine] when people are talking about latrines.”

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    Cléosthène family’s latrine

    Thank you for our generosity! You are changing lives.


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