Health

From Minnesota to Timbuktu

By | January 11th, 2017|Categories: Hospital In A Box, 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, [...]

The Gorgui Dieng Project: Senegal Phase 2

By | March 29th, 2016|Categories: Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Senegal is a country well known for their legendary Griots - young men who have passed down the generational West African tradition of storytelling. Early this May, the Griots living in the rural town of Kébémer, Senegal, will have a new story to pass down for many generations to come: the arrival of two 40-foot [...]

Health Matters Yoga

By | March 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

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Mattercise

By | March 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Did you know 60% of Americans work in a cubicle? That’s over 40 million people! A recent study by the American Heart Association has linked the sedentary office lifestyle as a cause of heart disease and a decrease in one’s overall health. To negate this, the AHA is recommending everyone fit 30 minutes [...]

5 Tips & Tricks to Drink More H2O

By | February 6th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Did you know your body is 60% water? Drinking the recommended 8 glasses of water can be a daunting, not to mention tasteless task. Even knowing about the many benefits of meeting your daily H2O quota - boosted immune system, increased fat burning, healthier skin, more energy, better digestion - still many of us are [...]

The First Annual ‘The Children Matter’ Event

By | November 9th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Left: Gene Simmons & Shannon Tweed-Simmons; Middle Left: Maria Menounos; Middle Right: Randy Jackson; Right: Brady Forseth & Quenton Marty. (Nov. 7, 2015 - Source: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images North America)  Thank you for making the first annual 'The Children Matter' event such a success! LA rolled out the red carpet Saturday evening (November [...]

Hope Rises with New Hospital in Dandora, Kenya

By | July 21st, 2015|Categories: Hospital In A Box, 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 [...]

In Zambia, Matter plans to deliver hope to maternity ward

By | June 29th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

The Matter team is on the road, visiting partners and new projects across Africa. Last week, President Quenton Marty and Vice President of Procurement and International Programs Mike Muelken were in Lusaka, Zambia, visiting our partners Health Hope Zambia at the UTH University Teaching Hospital. Part of the Labor and Delivery Wing of the University Teaching [...]

Matter’s 2014 Annual Report is Available to view Online!

By | June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

At the heart of Matter's Culture of Service is the belief that to whom much is given, much is required. The Matter team strives to embody stewardship in this way through our every day actions, especially our financial resources. Are you interested in learning more about how Matter leverages the generosity of our many donors and partners [...]

Matter Team Headed to Africa to View Health Projects

By | June 19th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Three members of Matter’s team are headed to Africa for a three-week trip to connect with partners on the ground, and get updates on our international health initiatives. President Quenton Marty, Vice President of Operations Jeremy Newhouse and Vice President of Procurement and International Programs Mike Muelken will visit Zambia, Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania over the [...]