Hospitals

Access To Health In Kenya: It Started With Three Kids

By |2019-06-13T07:46:10+00:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

In the months leading up to our 2019 Gala, we'll feature stories showcasing how MATTER and our partners are finding solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing our world today. For the next several weeks, we'll focus on the challenge that half the world's population is unable to access essential health services. This week's [...]

MATTERnation Sends Tropical Cyclone Idai Relief To Zimbabwe

By |2019-05-15T13:23:02+00:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Companies That Matter, Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

When Tropical Cyclone Idai slammed into Eastern Africa in March, it became one of the worst tropical storms to ever hit the continent. Wiping out entire villages and leaving more than 1,000 people dead throughout Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi, with thousands more still missing two months later, it stands as the third deadliest tropical cyclone [...]

Partnering to Increase Access to Health Services Worldwide

By |2019-02-08T07:19:45+00:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

According to the World Bank and World Health Organization, at least half the world’s population is unable to access essential health services. That translates to millions of parents unable to get proper care for their sick children, millions of families unable to care for the needs of their aging relatives, millions of people needlessly suffering and [...]

Collaborating For Change: The Baby Moses Story

By |2018-12-27T11:55:11+00:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized|

A new day was dawning over the Nairobi, Kenyan suburb of Dandora in East Africa. Above the usual sounds of life awakening to the morning sun came an infant’s desperate cry. Dandora is home to Nairobi’s sprawling 30-acre dumpsite, one of the largest in the world. Many of Dandora’s 300,000 residents survive by scavenging the [...]

Sombetini Health Center Benefits from Darius Rucker Concert

By |2018-09-28T08:34:55+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Hospitals, Insight Trips, MATTERnation, Uncategorized|

When people come together for a cause greater than themselves – to bring hope to others - good things happen. In the midst of September storms and Midwest heat, hundreds of people gathered for a private benefit concert in Illinois to raise funds for the Sombetini Health Center in Arusha, Tanzania. Headlining the concert was [...]

Innovations in Partnership and Health for Zimbabwe

By |2019-01-21T08:42:59+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|

Winnie, a nurse from Victoria Falls Hospital in Zimbabwe, describes the difficulty of working without the proper equipment and supplies to treat her patients. “We get people in accidents that need x-rays, pregnant women that require ultrasounds and we can’t treat them properly. It’s so frustrating.” Looking at the towering stacks of MATTER boxes filled [...]

Hope for Women Living in the Shadows

By |2018-08-09T08:39:15+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Restoring Health and Hope to Afghan Women Suffering from Obstetric Fistula The reality is heartbreaking and hard to fathom. Thousands of women in Afghanistan suffer from a debilitating injury received during childbirth that forces them to live in the shadows, ashamed, humiliated, ostracized by society and sometimes even by their own families. An event in [...]

Bismack Biyombo and MATTER Team Up for Congo

By |2018-08-17T10:10:40+00:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Hospitals, Uncategorized|

The NBA's Bismack Biyombo and MATTER are teaming up to elevate health in Congo.  The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a nation in crisis. Years of political turmoil are giving rise to increasing waves of violence throughout the country, creating a humanitarian crisis of epic proportions. According to the United Nations, in DRC: 13 [...]

Gorgui Dieng Foundation & MATTER Raise More than $500K for Senegal

By |2018-08-06T08:00:44+00:00March 13th, 2018|Categories: Agriculture, Events, Hospitals, Press & Awards, Uncategorized|

MATTER and Latitude recently teamed up again to present the second annual Gorgui Dieng Foundation event on March 6, 2018. More than 200 supporters gathered for the event, held at Latitude's North Loop event space, Elevate by Latitude, to raise  $500,000 for hospital and farm projects in Senegal. "I always had it in my mind [...]

Jewel of Africa to Shine Bright Again with Help from MATTER

By |2018-08-06T08:00:46+00:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Agriculture, Companies That Matter, Hospitals, Uncategorized|

On February 2, the first-ever NVRFLD Charity Poker Event was held in Minneapolis, breaking fundraising records at the party of the year. Sponsored by Latitude, Cambria and World Poker Tour, the event raised over $1.7 Million for medical and agricultural initiatives worldwide. MATTER was honored to be among the recipients of the proceeds and we [...]

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