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Medication & Supplies Aid International Medical Corps’ Ukraine Relief

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By Kaitlyn Nuebel Fourteen-and-a-half million people in need of health assistance, 747 attacks on health facilities — these are just a couple of tallies that mark the devastation caused by the war in Ukraine. Even the most precise statistics, though, cannot capture its complete toll on Ukrainians. As on-the-ground healthcare workers in Ukraine spend long days providing medical care, they …

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Donation Supports New health Clinic In Honduras

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By Kaitlyn Nuebel When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Honduras, the country’s weak healthcare system struggled to keep up with the influx of patients. Overwhelmed by the virus, medical professionals lacked time and resources to treat patients with other illnesses.   Asociacion La Perla (ALP), a non-profit organization that focuses on improving education, healthcare and food security on the ground in …

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Latex Gloves Offer Helping Hand In Schools

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By Kaitlyn Nuebel Between widespread poverty, water shortages, and soil erosion, multiple barriers stand between the country’s citizens and a better future in the Dominican Republic. Children and adolescents who grow up in dysfunctional and impoverished families face even worse odds of overcoming this adversity. Fortunately, a portion of these children and adolescents have been able to find refuge at …

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Medical Donation Treats Hundreds At El Salvador Clinic

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By Kaitlyn Nuebel Despite its small size, El Salvador has a high population density, particularly in and around the city capital of San Salvador. However, in the country’s remote villages where healthcare resources are scarce, families must choose whether to spend valuable resources on healthcare at a private clinic or to forgo treatment altogether. A shipment from Brother’s Brother Foundation …

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“We Need Their Help:” Dominican Republic Caretakers Express Their Gratitude For Donors

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By Kaitlyn Nuebel Freddy Emanuel Castillo has spent more than 15 years helping immigrants in the “barrios,” impoverished communities in the province of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. When Castillo heard about a shipment of medical supplies Brother’s Brother Foundation had sent to Fundación Nueva Alegria (FNA), an organization that collaborates with doctors and medical partners providing aid in …

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Pharmaceutical Donation Treats Pregnant Women With HIV In The Dominican Republic

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By Kaitlyn Nuebel Healthcare workers at the Center of Charity and Hope in the Dominican Republic province of San Pedro de Macoris said they were filled with “immense joy” when they received Brother’s Brother Foundation’s donation of pharmaceuticals used to treat patients with HIV. The center houses 150 pregnant women diagnosed with HIV and used the medication to prevent the …

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Giving Is In Her Blood

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By Kaitlyn Nuebel When the pandemic hit in the spring of 2020, Jaline Cunningham, a single mom, brainstormed ways she could provide a stable future for her five kids. “All my thoughts come from that … I’m like ‘Oh my gosh, I got to really help my kids because if something like this happens again in the future, what is …

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On The Move In Guatemala

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By Kaitlyn Nuebel Walking is not easy for 92-year-old Clemencia Cap who lives by herself in the town of Tiquisate, Guatemala; she uses a stick as a makeshift cane to make it from one spot to another. For Cap and the millions of other Guatemalans who live in poverty, poor access to basic medical supplies means additional obstacles stand in …

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Supply Chain Disruptions Hinder Guatemala’s COVID-19 Response

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By Kaitlyn Nuebel COVID-19 arrived in Guatemala with an advantage. The country, which has reported a total of 1,161,983 COVID-19 cases and nearly 20,000 related deaths, lacked healthcare necessities before the pandemic, and was not prepared to respond to the dire circumstances once the virus became widespread. Supply chain disruptions have made it even harder for Guatemala’s healthcare providers to …

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Connecting In War, Through Aid

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By Kaitlyn Nuebel Inside a warehouse at the end of a quiet street in Pittsburgh, a collection of medical supplies await a new destination. A library of brown boxes stacked floor to ceiling, these supplies look unassuming, though to the doctor who receives them in a few weeks, they’ll be anything but. Andriy Furtas, a Pittsburgh resident, knows this firsthand. …