Aid for Syria nears destination. Ten IEHKs and ten major surgery kits sent by MTI were cleared for the final leg of delivery to Syria. Interagency Emergency Health Kits (IEHKs) contain medicines and medical supplies that will be used for treating refugees in Syria.
In Midst of Holiday Season, Seattle Medical Professionals Volunteer to Serve Congolese Refugees. Seattle physician Dr. Mary Owen and nurse practitioner Ann Marie O’Neill volunteer with Medical Teams International in its response to the growing Congolese refugee crisis.
International Day of People with Disabilities. More than one billion people live with disabilities. They often face social barriers that, when removed, entire communities benefit.
Join us in celebration of International Day of People with Disabilities and help us create awareness that improves lives and creates stronger communities.
50% drop in new HIV infections across 25 countries. This is one of many reasons to celebrate World AIDS Day, December 1st. World AIDS Day has become one of the most recognized international health days and a key opportunity for remembrance, awareness and celebration of victories.
The Gift of a Smile. Matt Stiller, MTI's Mobile Dental Program Manager, spells out the "silent epidemic" of dental disease. Millions suffer from poor oral health and lack of dental care. MTI's Mobile Dental Program is helping address this oral health care crisis.
Drew Carney celebrates #GivingTuesday at MTI. KGW News Channel 8's reporter, Drew Carney, visited MTI to film his “Out and About” show in celebration of #GivingTuesday. He interviewed Jeff Pinneo and learned about Hope Kits, our Mobile Dental van and this year's Gift Catalog.
Congolese exodus continues. Rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo consolidated their positions in the hills around the seized city of Goma, as their leader flew to neighboring Uganda for talks aimed at urging them to withdraw. Withdrawl is unlikely, however, and Congolese continue to flee to Uganda where MTI is staffing refugee camps and caring for new arrivals.
1000 flee Congolese conflict. The Congolese army is pushing back on the rebel group M23. As a result, more than 1000 people fleeing the conflict crossed into Uganda at Matanda, where MTI teams are working.
Uzbekistan receives major shipment of medical supplies. Shukrhat Arifdjanov, Eurasia Program Manager for Medical Teams International, presented at the celebration of the arrival of three containers of medical supplies for the Emergency Hospital in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
International Day of the Girl. October 11 is a special day to bring attention to denial of basic rights to girls, bring about social change, reduce suffering in developing economies and enable girls to gain equality. Medical Teams International supports this effort and you can, too.
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