PartnerSHIP for Impact (P4I) celebrated World Humanitarian Day by sending a shipment of medical and household supplies to help an estimated 15,000 people displaced by the crisis in Ukraine. The shipment contained $127,000 worth of medical and hygiene supplies, clothing, shoes, school supplies and other items.
One leader learns to mobilize others to create an informational network that can now be activated on any issue of community concern.
In the 1990s, the government in Moharjapur, Bangladesh partnered with nonprofits to test the water in local wells for arsenic. The solution was to paint the wells green (safe) or red (unsafe).
Maté Mint Sidi Ali’s village in Guidimakha, Mauritania sits six miles from the nearest health clinic – too far for many in her community to get any kind of healthcare.
“Hiring a ride is expensive and an all-day trek takes people from their work and children,” says Maté. “Because of this, health problems went untreated and turned severe or chronic.”
Community members were also largely unaware of proper sanitation practices. Small children were frequently made sick from contaminated water and many villagers suffered from malaria or fever.
By Jennifer Brookland
Selbi Turesheva is passionate about raising awareness of people’s right to health in Kazakhstan.
“Every person may face a time in life when they are in need of medical attention,” she says. “Receiving quality medical care is that person’s human right.”
Turesheva and fellow university student Parvina Kurbanoa became the first volunteers to give their time to Aman-saulyk, an organization that conducts national advocacy campaigns to promote patients’ rights to quality medical care.
Arlington, Virginia –Tens of thousands of drought victims in the West African country of Mauritania will receive emergency assistance to rehabilitate wells, prevent outbreaks of disease and provide short-term income, Counterpart International announced. www.Counterpart.org
By Jeff Baron
Counterpart International is the first organization to bring a new, quick test for malaria to community health programs in Mauritania.
The new test requires no microscope or technician, just a bit of blood and four drops of testing solution on a piece of paper. The results – one line showing no malaria or two lines showing an infection – are available in only 15 minutes.
By Alisha Rodriquez
Maté Mint Sidi Ali says she never envisioned being a leader in health. But when Counterpart International came to her village in Mauritania’s Guidimakha region recruiting volunteers to serve as Community Health Workers, she jumped at the chance.
For many rural communities in Mauritania, access to health care is a significant challenge.
By Jennifer O’Riordan
Children, pregnant women and new mothers are among the most vulnerable groups when it comes to healthcare deficiencies in Yemen.
Unfortunately, the infant mortality rate in the country currently stands at 57 in every 1000 births, according to World Bank figures, which puts it closer to its African neighbors of Eritrea (42) and Djibouti (73), rather than its Arab neighbors Oman (8) or Saudi Arabia (15).
Counterpart’s Responsive Governance Project (RGP) in Yemen has undertaken a series of initiatives to improve the situation for them.
With one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates, the Responsive Governance Project takes on training and advocacy.
By Jeff Baron
Midwife Samira Qaed recalls a woman who came to her village clinic in Yemen at the end of pregnancy. Like many Yemenis, she had gone into labor never having had a checkup.
When the Gori City Hospital in Georgia announced plans for privatization in early 2011, households in a nearby internally displaced people settlement found that they would no longer have access to essential free medical services.
The nearby Tsmindatskali settlement, which is located about one hour’s drive from the capital, Tbilisi, is home to around 1,612 men, women and children who were forced to leave their homes in Liakhvi Gorge during the conflict between Russia and Georgia in August 2008.
By Jennifer O'Riordan
New windows and doors have been fitted, flooring has been laid, interiors painted and roofing repaired at two key healthcare facilities in Tajikistan’s Faizobod District.
The local healthcare centers in the villages of Duoba and Jonvarsuz held reopening ceremonies on Oct. 26, after renovations were completed with the help of Counterpart and the U.S. State Department. Both facilities provide a vital resource to village residents and to those living in the surrounding area of Javonon Jamoat.
Meet Fassouma. She's 18 years old, married with three children. She and her husband grow millet and beans on their land to support themselves. With five mouths to feed, however, they often do not have enough food for everyone. Recently, Issa, her youngest child - only 1½ years old - began to show signs of malnutrition.
The family lives in Gassafa, a large village in the Zinder region of southern Niger, about 60 miles from a paved road.
A beneficiary expressing her appreciation, on behalf of the local population, to Mr.
Washington, D.C. (January 14, 2010) - Counterpart International is mobilizing to deliver immediate and desperately needed aid to the victims of this week's 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti.
The afternoon of January 12 the massive earthquake struck south of Haiti's capital city, Port-au-Prince. Media reports detail major devastation throughout the city and surrounding areas, including the destruction of homes, schools, hospitals, the presidential palace and the UN mission.
Conflict and poverty create a deadly mix on the island of Hispaniola, shared with the Dominican Republic.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (June 1, 2007) - With a generous donation of US$10,000 from the Community of Christ, Counterpart International procured more than a million dollars worth of pharmaceuticals in partnership with Medicines for Humanity and airlifted them to Haiti for use in clinics run by the United Nations and Doctors Without Borders.
"The pharmaceuticals will benefit about 9,200 of Haiti's most vulnerable, particularly women and children, through an outreach effort …
WASHINGTON DC (January 23, 2007) - To aid communities shattered by the fighting between Israel and the Hezbollah resistance in Lebanon, Counterpart International and a U.S. religious congregation have combined to provide mobile primary healthcare facilities and farm animals to replace livestock slaughtered in air strikes.
Partnering with Counterpart, The Community of Christ church from Independence, Missouri, provided funding for an urgently-needed mobile clinic to support people affected by the fighting in Lebanon and Israel.
Capitalizing on years of work in Senegal, Counterpart was awarded a $6.3 million USDA McGovern Dole Food for Education grant to expand its school feeding program into a new region.
Walter Arbib, who last year received Counterpart International's "Humanitarian Award", airlifted Counterpart's medical supplies to tsunami survivors in Asia and helped the nonprofit move supplies to Iraqi and Palestinian children free of charge. This summer Arbib is sending nearly 1 million dollars worth of pharmaceuticals through Counterpart to Darfur, Ethiopia and Indonesia.
A nation where more than 60% of the population lives in poverty will receive more than US$500,000 in urgently needed medical supplies.
ATLANTA, Georgia (May 29, 2005) -- Communities in Tajikistan, the poorest country in the Silk Road region of Central Asia, will soon receive a shipment of urgently-needed medical supplies thanks to the combined efforts of non-profit organizations committed to providing medical supplies to deprived hospitals and clinics around the world.
Counterpart International and MedShare International have joined efforts with the Tajikistan-based Red …
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 2, 2005) - Counterpart International in collaboration with the Guyana Embassy in Washington, D.C., the Pan-American Development Foundation (PADF) and Humanity First USA has helped deliver three containers of medical supplies, valued at US $700,000, to those affected by the recent floods in Guyana.