Hospital & Clinic Program

PROJECT: DANDORA

By | March 16th, 2017|Categories: Hospital & Clinic Program, Uncategorized|

FROM GARBAGE HEALTH RISES IN DANDORA There is a Kenyan proverb that says “It is the grass that suffers when the elephants fight”. For the poor living in the surroundings of the dump in Dandora, this proverb epitomizes their experience. The Dandora dump sits in the midst of a capital experiencing a vibrant growing economy [...]

Impact Interview: Ethiopia

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Hospital & Clinic Program, Uncategorized|

Filled to the brim with medical supplies the 2nd shipment for AgapeMED departed the MATTER warehouse headed to Ethiopia. We sat down with Aby Tezera of AgapeMED who has been spearheading everything from funding to rallying volunteers in the sorting and packing of medical supplies into MATTERboxes for this shipment. What is the biggest healthcare [...]

Access to Health Brings Hope & Healing for Women in Haiti

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Global, Health, Hospital & Clinic Program, Uncategorized|

-Haiti has the highest incidences of cervical cancer in the world. Cervical cancer takes the lives of more women in Haiti than all other cancers combined, yet it is so preventable! The test is simple and treatment takes only minutes. So why isn't every clinic offering cervical cancer testing? Hospitals and clinics simply do not have [...]

From Minnesota to Timbuktu

By | January 11th, 2017|Categories: Global, Hospital & Clinic Program, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Yes. Timbuktu is a real place... Timbuktu conjures up images in our mind of a far off land and long camel caravans out on the edge of the sand-strewn Sahara — a remoteness so legendary that the ancient city is still a byword for the end of the earth. True to our minds imagery, Timbuktu is, [...]

Simple Act: Stories That Matter Baby Moses

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: Health, Hospital & Clinic Program, Simple Act, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Our Lady Visitation Maternity Clinic has officially opened and it's first patient, baby Moses, is a true testament to the impact this clinic will have in the community. Baby  Moses, only days old, was found abandon in a paper bad amidst 'The Dandora Dump'. A local woman found the crying newborn and brought him to Visitation Maternity. Doctors and [...]

Fueling Progress in Malawi Through Nutrition

By | August 12th, 2016|Categories: Food, Health, Hospital & Clinic Program, Stories|Tags: , , , |

  As one of the nations that has been most drastically impacted by HIV/AIDS, Malawi is no stranger to adversity. Whether it’s a mother teaching her child with cerebral palsy to walk or a grandmother caring for her orphaned grandchildren, solid nutrition is necessary to fuel progress. In a recent International shipment, we collaborated with [...]

Expanding Access to Health in Ethiopia

By | April 26th, 2016|Categories: Food, Health, Hospital & Clinic Program, Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

About 150 miles west of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, lay the remote town of Shashemene. In this town, there are only two small hospitals to support a population of 153,000 people and nearby communities. Nearly 85% of Ethiopians live in rural towns like this with little to no access to healthcare, resulting in preventable [...]

Hope Rises with New Hospital in Dandora, Kenya

By | July 21st, 2015|Categories: Health, Hospital & Clinic Program, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

There is a Kenyan proverb that says "It is the grass that suffers when the elephants fight". For the poor living in the surroundings of the dump in Dandora, this proverb epitomizes their experience. A resident of Dandora walks across garbage in the huge dump surrounding the slum. The Dandora dump sits in [...]

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