Special Partnerships Help the People of Zimbabwe

By |2021-10-08T11:25:56-05:00October 8th, 2021|Categories: Chaya, Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

MATTER President Quenton Marty has often remarked that the hardest part of MATTER’s work is finding the right partners. Five years ago, we met Blessing Munyenyiwa, owner of Love for Africa in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. As we got to know him and saw his heart for the Zimbabwe people, it became obvious that Blessing was [...]

Working Together To Save Lives: Zimbabwe LEEP Project Launches Sunday

By |2021-09-30T15:49:59-05:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

This Sunday, October 3, MATTER will be hosting a benefit concert to launch the LEEP project for the Victoria Falls Hospital in Zimbabwe. LEEP is the acronym for a medical procedure called Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure. Though the name is a bit of a tongue-twister and sounds rather complicated, the LEEP procedure is actually quite [...]

Living Out Collaboration Saves Lives in Rural Haiti

By |2021-05-14T12:36:24-05:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized|

Collaboration is one of MATTER’s key values and collaborating is essential to the work we do. By partnering with other like-minded organizations, we’re able to make critical and sustainable impact in communities worldwide. Recently, our Medical Program Director, Joel Anderson, spoke with two of our dedicated partners, Lisa Campbell, Director of Purchased Services Contracting at [...]

Improving Healthcare in Africa: Binga Clinic to Change Mothers’ Lives

By |2021-05-06T22:21:32-05:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

In the middle of the wild and desolate Zimbabwe wilderness stands the nearly completed Jeannie Burns Buckner Maternity and Pediatric Clinic. Located in the rural district of Binga, the large, U-shaped brick facility stands in stark contrast to the round thatched-roofed huts that dot the landscape around it. When completed, this will be the first [...]

Medical Supplies Bring Hope & Opportunity: Partnering With GoodJustice

By |2021-02-26T06:39:41-06:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Hospitals, Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: |

GoodJustice is dedicated to bringing hope and opportunity to marginalized communities around the world. Started by Jeff Ryal over 12 years ago, it was a life-changing mission trip to Peru eight years earlier that planted the seeds for its founding. The trip opened Jeff's eyes to the vicious cycle of poverty that entraps so many [...]

Making Sustainability Sustainable: MATTER 360 Saved 1.5 Million Pounds From Landfills In 2020

By |2021-02-19T12:53:30-06:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized|

The MATTER 360 Initiative was born out of MATTER's dual commitment to help people and be good stewards of our environment. By repurposing medical equipment and supplies for use in hospitals and clinics around the world, we help to improve healthcare in low resource communities and reduce the amount of medical waste in our landfills. [...]

New Oxygen Plant Saves Lives At Victoria Falls Hospital

By |2020-12-11T10:34:10-06:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , |

“I have to tell you, for a doctor, it was nightmarish stuff. I lost patients because we’d run out of oxygen. It used to give me nightmares; it was deeply traumatic for all involved.” MATTER’s Medical Director for Projects in Zimbabwe, Dr. Mike Jeans, recently shared his harrowing experience as a doctor in Zimbabwe’s Victoria [...]

Telemedicine In Kenya: Big Idea Creating Access To Healthcare

By |2020-09-25T09:40:25-05:00September 25th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

One of the many ways COVID has changed our world since its recent arrival is how it’s altered our practice of healthcare. With the necessity to restrict in-person visits, clinics and hospitals turned to telemedicine, offering patients virtual medical visits with their doctors.  Though not a new technology, telemedicine is becoming more and more popular in the U.S. [...]

Medical Equipment & Supplies Deliver Hope To Zimbabwe

By |2021-02-15T11:24:29-06:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , |

On a beautiful summer day in 2018, a container load of medical equipment and supplies from MATTER was being unloaded at Victoria Falls Hospital in Zimbabwe. Winnie, one of the hospital's nurses, stood watching from a distance hardly believing what she was seeing. “I feel like we go to war every day. We get people in accidents that need x-rays, pregnant [...]

Bayat Foundation: Advancing Healthcare In Afghanistan

By |2020-08-07T11:25:30-05:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized|

Since 2006, the Bayat Foundation, Afghanistan’s largest humanitarian organization, has been on a mission to rebuild Afghanistan by bringing hope and support to those marginalized and most at-risk in their country. A variety of initiatives aimed at women and families, including women’s healthcare and empowerment, seek to improve the quality of life and restore the [...]

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