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Year In Review

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By Ozzy SamadThrough disasters man-made and natural, shipments of medications and supplies to far off lands, addressing healthcare needs for underserved communities in our own backyard, providing solar panels to schools and remote clinics, along with water wells, computers and education material for students, your donations and support helped make 2022 one of the most impactful years in BBF’s history …

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Solar Panels Provide Reliable Access To Energy In Rural India

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By Kaitlyn NuebelA healthcare facility can have all the medical supplies, medications, and doctors needed to treat patients, but without any electricity, its capacity to help is severely limited. Yet, for 25% of health centers located in India’s rural areas, this is their reality. Millions of people in these areas are left to suffer without access to adequate healthcare. India’s …

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Program Provides Open Heart Surgery In Nigeria

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By Kaitlyn NuebelChimbuchi was four months old when he had open-heart surgery at Dame Irene Okwuosa Memorial (DIOM) Hospital in Nigeria in November, 2022. As the world starts a new year, he will start a new life – one that wouldn’t have been possible without the surgery. A grant from Brother’s Brother Foundation helped fund the two-week medical trip to …

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BBF Received Critical Medicines From Avet Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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All of us at BBF are pleased to announce a large donation from Avet Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which donated nearly 18.5 million doses of medicine to BBF in October.  This donation includes anti-diabetics, antibiotics, and other critical drugs that are in demand throughout the world.  The medicines have already been placed with partners in Latin America and will be delivered soon.  …

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Thank You Donors!

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[BBF staff took part in Go Pink in October for breast cancer awareness.]This past October marked BBF’s second year raising money for our Breast Cancer Awareness Fund (BCAF). The campaign was a huge success and will allow BBF to provide more services to women in need in the coming year. The most recent partner update from Honduras reported that BBF’s …

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Relationships, Newborn Screening In Chile, And The Need For A Mass Spectrometer

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By Ozzy Samad Your support for BBF’s humanitarian response to the war in Ukraine has enabled us to make a meaningful impact on the lives of so many who are facing life threatening circumstances. An unanticipated positive outcome of our efforts has been the development of collaborative relationships impacting other areas of BBF’s work. One such partnership with neurologists at …

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A Brighter Future With Solar Power

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It’s official: Brother’s Brother Foundation is powered by the sun.  After a 20-month long process to convert to a sustainable form energy, BBF “Flipped the Switch” in September and converted to solar energy. Connected Energy Group, a Pittsburgh company, installed solar panels on the roof of BBF’s warehouse that are expected to offset 92% of energy needs and save $20,000 in fuel …

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The Season Of Giving Is Here

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The cooler air of late fall has set in and signs of the upcoming holidays surround us. The season of giving is here! In the Brother’s Brother Foundation Development Office, we have been planning for our end of year fundraising campaigns since early August and we are excited to finally share them with you. Brother’s Brother Foundation will once again …

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For The Other Half Of The Sky

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Article by Ozzy SamadOver the last few years, you may have seen some of the more visible changes at BBF such as a reader friendly newsletter, updated website and greater social media presence, a defined programmatic structure under the H.I.D.E. umbrella of Healthcare, Infrastructure, Disaster Response, and Education, and our local efforts focusing on vision and diabetes screening mobile community …

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COVID-19 Support In Trinidad & Tobago

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In June of 2021, Brother’s Brother Foundation worked with our long-standing partner Food for the Poor to send a container of medical supplies and equipment to the dual-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. The country is one of the most prosperous in the Caribbean due to its oil and gas industries. However, low labor productivity, inefficient government bureaucracy, corruption, and …