Hospitals

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hope for Women Living in the Shadows

By |2018-08-09T08:39:15-05:00August 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 [...]

Matter Goes Pro to Expand Access to Health in Senegal

By |2018-08-06T08:01:01-05:00June 18th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Gorgui Dieng is a long way from home these days. As a starter for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the last two seasons, he is far away from his birthplace of Senegal. Gorgui led the Louisville Cardinals to the Final Four of the 2011-12 NCAA Championships before joining the Timberwolves. But his homeland and the Senegalese [...]

First Matter Container Arrives in Dandora, Kenya

By |2018-08-17T10:25:45-05:00June 17th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

The first of three shipping containers filled with medical supplies arrives in Dandora, Kenya, at the newly completed hospital Dandora, a slum outside of Nairobi, Kenya, is home to the largest dump in the world – and 300,000 people. Many of the residents of Dandora seek out a living sifting through the [...]

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