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Enduring relationships – BBF Responds to COVID-19 in Nepal and India

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Article by Ozzy Samad It was the 17th of March 2017, when BBF’s former president Luke Hingson and I attended an event at the University of Pittsburgh, titled “Global Earthquakes: Response, Recovery, and Resilience.” After watching a captivating presentation on the response to a devastating earthquake in Pakistan in 2005 by two first responders from the country, we said hello …

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The Healey International Relief Foundation

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Article by Abigael Siecinski More than 60% of Sierra Leonians are in poverty, living on less than $1.25 a day. The healthcare system in Sierra Leone is ranked 183 out of 187 on the UNDP Human Development Index. Years of civil war, flooding disasters, and disease outbreak have made public health a consistent struggle. The Healey International Relief Foundation is …

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Our First Inaugural Golf Event

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On June 21, Brother’s Brother Foundation and Blood Science Foundation partnered together to host our first inaugural golf event to support local healthcare and education programs at Fox Chapel Golf Club. We want to thank each and every person who attended the event and made the day a huge success. We also want to express our appreciation to all of …

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Introducing Our New Partner: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

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Article by Liam Carstens We are happy to announce that Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has begun donating to Brother’s Brother Foundation. The products donated by Glenmark include much needed malaria medications, antihypertensive drugs, and topical steroids. Our overseas recipient partners in hospitals and clinics often stress the incredible demand for these types of items and BBF is grateful that Glenmark is helping …

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Surgical Instruments Arrive in Liberia

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Article by Liam Carstens Brother’s Brother Foundation regularly provides surgical instruments to our partners throughout the world. We are able to do this through the generosity of our hospital donors and the tireless volunteer hours of Dr. Graham Johnstone, a BBF Advisory Trustee, who sorts and organizes the instruments at our Pittsburgh facility. One of BBF’s partners includes Partner Liberia …

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Med-Surg Highlight: Patent Pathways

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Article by Abigael Siecinski Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, many of BBF’s med-surg trip partners have been unable to fulfill the hand carry medical missions they have been planning. However, there have still been some groups who have gone above and beyond to travel and serve those in need during a global pandemic. One of the most recent organization’s that …

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There Are So Many Ways You Can Support BBF!

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Supporting Brother’s Brother Foundation has never been so easy! Over the past year, we have strived to ensure our website is accessible to everyone and now we have only made donating to BBF that much better. The easiest way to join and support our mission is through the AmazonSmile Foundation! Amazon Smile is a program that donates 0.5% of your …

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“Brother’s Brother Foundation, This Is Laura, How May I Help You?”

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Article by Ozzy Samad Over the past few months, you may have noticed a number of changes to our newsletter to make it more readable, launching the new website so that visitors can see BBF’s work with greater ease including ADA accessibility, and an evolving stream of communications that illustrate BBF’s work to the public at large through television and …

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Free Wheelchair Mission: Developing Partnerships

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Article by Abigael Siecinski Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM) is a non-profit, based in California, who design and manufacturer durable wheelchairs. Their mission is to provide the transforming gift of mobility to people living with a disability in developing nations. Through their work they have distributed more than one million wheelchairs to individuals in 93 countries around the world. Recently they …

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BBF’s Response To The Super Typhoon In The Philippines

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Article by Liam Carstens In early November of 2020, Super Typhoon Goni, locally called Super Typhoon Rolly, made landfall in the Philippines four times, causing a swath of destruction in its wake. More than two million people were impacted by this natural disaster. BBF joined with longstanding partner the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International to provide relief to …