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Update: Medical Teams International Establishes First Clinic to Combat Diarrheal Disease in Bangladesh Camp for Rohingya Refugees

By Medical Teams International
 
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Refugees volunteering within communities to promote good hygiene practices Portland/Seattle – October 13, 2017–After a rapid appraisal of the deteriorating situation in Bangladesh, where over 500,000 Rohingya refugees have fled the violence in Myanmar since late August, Medical Teams...

Update: Medical Teams International Escalates Response to Rohingya Refugee Crisis

By Medical Teams International
 
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Portland/Seattle – September 28, 2017–After a rapid appraisal of the deteriorating situation in Bangladesh where an estimated 480,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar in a month, Medical Teams International is responding to this urgent humanitarian crisis threatening thousands of...

Microsoft launches Technology for Social Impact group, pledges to help 300k nonprofits move to the cloud

By Medical Teams International
 
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Sep 25, 2017 Cloud computing has quickly become an essential tool for businesses and governments across the world — but for many nonprofits that operate on a tight margin, moving to the cloud is a huge challenge. Microsoft Philanthropies set out to close the gap for nonprofits in January of...

Medical Teams International Responding to Myanmar Crisis

By Medical Teams International
 
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Pacific NW-based nonprofit sending in people to assess the urgent situation Portland/Seattle – September 15, 2017– Nearly three weeks into a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in the Asian nation of Myanmar, thousands are still flooding across the border daily into refugee...

Medical Teams International Responds to Hurricane Harvey

By Medical Teams International
 
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Pacific NW-based nonprofit sends hygiene kits to Houston Portland/Seattle – September 1, 2017– With shattering records of rainfall and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, Medical Teams International (@MedicalTeams) is preparing shipments of hygiene kits to send to those impacted across southeast...

Answering the call: Local doctors, nurses prepare to head to Texas

By Medical Teams International
 
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Aug 31, 2017 PORTLAND, Ore. — Medical professionals are assessing the needs right now in Houston as residents there still struggle in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Some local doctors and nurses are flying to Texas to do what they can while other groups are sending hygiene kits and...

Medical Teams International continues response as number of S. Sudanese refugees climbs to 1M in Uganda

By Medical Teams International
 
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PORTLAND, Ore. – (Aug. 17, 2017) This week, the number of South Sudanese refugees arriving in Uganda reached one million, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). “It is imperative these vulnerable people receive medical care,” said Medical Teams CEO Martha Holley...

Tigard nonprofit steps up humanitarian efforts for Syrian refugees [PHOTOS]

By Medical Teams International
 
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Medical Teams International has been active in the Syrian region since 2013, but recently stepped up its efforts as the humanitarian crisis has worsened. The Tigard nonprofit is working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon to provide direct medical care and building a network of local Syrian...

Medical Teams International Responds To World’s Fastest-Growing Refugee Situation

By Medical Teams International
 
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Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Support Refugee Health Services in Uganda PORTLAND, Ore. – (November 29, 2016) Many are calling it the world’s fastest growing refugee settlement – and Bidi Bidi is exploding on a daily basis with thousands of women and children in dire need...

South Sudanese Refugees Are Flowing Into Uganda At An Unprecedented Rate

By Medical Teams International
 
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Uganda is desperately struggling to accommodate an influx of over 2,900 South Sudanese refugees per day. The landlocked nation now hosts more than half a million people who have fled the bloody power battle north of the border. The recent mass exodus fromSouth Sudan was spurred by renewed...

Medical Teams International Welcomes New Board Members

By Medical Teams International
 
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Portland and Seattle area business executives joining the team PORTLAND, Ore. – (November 17, 2016) Medical Teams International (Medical Teams) today announced Mike Goodwin and Elizabeth Lie will be joining its board of directors. “Mike and Elizabeth are both long-time Medical Teams...

Medical Teams International appoints new CEO

By Medical Teams International
 
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Seasoned and experienced global health leader begins September 1 PORTLAND, Ore. – (June 6, 2016) After an extensive international search, Medical Teams International today announced the appointment of Martha Newsome as their new President and CEO, replacing Jeff Pinneo who retired earlier this...
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