Unwavering Compassion: Iryna Vashchuk Discipio’s Mission to Heal Ukraine’s Heroes

As Ukraine reaches a solemn milestone of two years since the invasion, the spotlight falls on the remarkable dedication and unwavering commitment of Iryna Vashchuk Discipio. From her achievements on the track to her transformative work in aiding wounded soldiers, Vashchuk Discipio embodies determination and compassion. She has tirelessly advocated for those who have sacrificed…

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Blossoming Beyond Program Update

Blossoming Beyond Breast Cancer Fund

We are thrilled to share an exciting update on our Blossoming Beyond breast cancer program. Thanks to the incredible support of our donors, our fall campaign was a tremendous success, allowing us to further our mission of providing vital assistance to those affected by breast cancer. Thank you to all who generously contributed. In line…

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Sun-Powered Medicine

In 2007, Chip Pickering took a trip with Engineering Ministries International to repair the power system at Phebe Hospital in Liberia. As he was leaving, the Minister of Health, Dr. Walter Gwenigale, asked Pickering if he would consider developing a program to bring solar power to Liberia’s health clinics. “They said that if we could…

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Safeguarding Maternal Health

Improving Epilepsy Treatment for Pregnant Women in Central African Republic BBF Global Relief has sent a shipment of antiseizure medication to a health clinic the Central African Republic that is treating pregnant women with epilepsy. It’s estimated that more than 20 million people in sub-Saharan Africa have epilepsy, a neurological condition that can cause recurring…

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Guest Contribution: Healthcare on Wheels

By Hannah Schowe, Agency Writer at Think Idea Studio KentuckyCare serves West Kentucky residents with a simple goal: “Health for All.” The medicalservices organization proudly serves their patients with care and trust, while maintaining theirfocus solely on improving individuals’ health. The Brother’s Brother Foundation has kindlycontributed a resource to KentuckyCare in accordance with the organization’s…

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Can You Hear Me

From our President Ozzy Samad At some point in our lives, there’s a good chance that nearly all of us have either heard or experienced a version of the question above. From being asked directly, though conceivably for a myriad of reasons, to other indications that our hearing has been impacted in some way. Unlike…

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Water Filtration Project Prevents Illness at School in India

BBF Global Relief funded a water filtration system at the Velappanchavadi Government School in Chennai, India. The filtration system, which includes a solar array, a solar-powered borewell pump, and a water storage tank with a platform, will provide clean water to the school’s 400 students and 12,000 surrounding residents. The Velappanchavadi Government School serves as…

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Tents Provide Temporary Shelter in the Aftermath of Nepal’s Deadly Earthquake

BBF Global Relief provided a grant to Himalayan Health Care in response to the 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Jajarkot, Nepal on November 3, 2023. The disaster killed over 150 people and damaged or destroyed more than 50,000 structures. Himalayan Health Care (HHC) partnered with Mr. Rajiv Bikram Shah, the elected member of Parliament from Jajarkot, and…

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Breast Cancer Fund Supports Assessment and Training at Hospital in Tanzania

In August 2023, BBF Global Relief gave a grant to RAD-AID, a nonprofit organization that provides radiology and imaging technology to resource-limited regions and underserved communities around the world. BBF’s grant helped RAD-AID conduct a “Breast Readiness Assessment” at Ampola Tasakhtaa Hospital (ATH) in Zanzibar, an archipelago in Tanzania. ATH serves more than one million…

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Donation Supports Women and Children Seeking Care in the Dominican Republic

The Municipal Hospital Barsequillo is located in Bajos de Haina, a rural area in the San Cristobal province of the Dominican Republic. Each month, the hospital provides emergency care services to an average of 4,500 patients and gynecological and obstetric services to 1,300 pregnant women, pediatric care to over 900 children. The hospital’s outpatient services…

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Med-Surg Group Provides Care in Rural Honduras

A donation of pharmaceuticals from BBF Global Relief helped Cutting Edge Relief, a Pittsburgh-based organization that performs medical outreach in underserved areas, provide care to more than 700 people in a rural town in Honduras.   Laurel Houck, a registered nurse who has taken medical mission trips for the past 15 years, traveled with Cutting…

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Medical Trip to Uganda Provides Life-Saving Surgeries

BBF Global Relief gave a grant to Heart Healers International to help fund a trip to Uganda that provided life-saving surgeries for 10 patients with congenital heart disease or rheumatic heart disease. Congenital heart disease (CHD), a heart condition present since birth, can affect blood flow to the rest of the body, causing a rapid…

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BBF Promotes Self-Care and Sustainability for Girls in Zimbabwean Communities

Thanks to a grant from BBF in 2023, a twelve-year-old program in Zimbabwe is helping more girls sew their own reusable sanitary supplies to avoid missing school during their monthly cycles.  The program, associated with the United Methodist mission in Nyadire, continues to grow and achieve sustainability.  Its results are leading to new opportunities for…

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Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies Support Hospital in Honduras

A donation of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies from BBF Global Relief was distributed to patients at El Progreso Hospital in Yoro, Honduras. Dr. Andy Rosales and Dr. Gladys Lopez, the hospitals administrator’s, lit up with joy upon receiving the much-needed supplies. El Progreso Hospital’s demand for services far outstrips the available resources. Every month, more…

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