Hospitals

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 |2020-09-18T13:36:45-05:00September 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 [...]

MATTER 360° – Repurposing Medical Equipment in Tanzania & Beyond

By |2020-07-09T09:21:24-05:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

“I became pregnant shortly after the opening of the Father Patrick Peyton Healthcare Centre. Every time I came here to the prenatal clinic, I left hopeful that my life and that of my babies were safe. I will remain grateful for the unparalleled care that I received at the facility. I am now the happy mum of [...]

Bringing Hope To Zimbabwe: Medical Container Ships

By |2020-05-13T14:28:09-05:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , |

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.” Desmond Tutu  It’s MATTER’s privilege to partner with individuals and organizations to bring the bright light of hope to families and communities throughout our world. During these dark days of fear and uncertainty, sickness and death, that light is needed now more than ever.   In the capital [...]

Helping Our Hospital Partner Heroes

By |2020-05-13T14:27:12-05:00April 10th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

New heroes are emerging during this global crisis and health care workers are at the very top. Willing to risk their lives to care for the rest of us, their work is indispensable to the global fight against COVID-19. Helping these heroes prepare for the pandemic has been one of MATTER’s top priorities over the last couple of months.   Ellie Zuehlke is the Director of Community Benefit & [...]

Our Global Village: Partnering with HOPE and CARE for Children in Liberia

By |2020-02-07T21:20:36-06:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Agriculture, Hospitals, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|Tags: |

They say it takes a village to raise a child. At MATTER we understand the concept of “village” well. In fact, we rely on it. It takes a village, oftentimes a global village, to nurture life-changing projects from the infancy of initial ideas to their activation in the community. A recent project in the West [...]

IOHPA & MATTER: Fulfilling Dreams to Improve Healthcare in Ethiopia

By |2020-01-17T10:06:50-06:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

“The nurses have been asking for more birthing beds for the last ten years. The few they have are old and rusty, which can cause disease for the mothers and babies. I saw two pregnant women on a delivery bed and four women on the floor because there was not another bed for them to use.”  Standing in the middle of [...]

YOU MATTER…And Can Change The World!

By |2019-12-12T15:21:29-06:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Hospitals, Stories, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , , |

YOU MATTER.  Two simple words that come together to form a powerful statement. At MATTER, this is not a mere tagline. It’s the guiding principle by which we work with and serve others. When people believe they matter and believe others matter too, amazing things happen!   There is no better example of this than that of our dear [...]

Victoria Falls Hospital’s Nutrition Garden: Giving Thanks for the Harvest!

By |2019-11-26T18:24:05-06:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Hospitals, Stories, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , , , |

Here in the Midwest the growing season is definitely over. The fields have been harvested and are now sitting barren and brown, waiting for the cover of snow to blanket them until spring. But it’s another story entirely in Zimbabwe. With temperatures in the 90’s and humidity at 90%, their growing season is in full swing.  There's [...]

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