February 25, 2008
Nurse to Travel to Brazil
Sandra ‘Sandi’ Sutkus of Solvay, director of nursing and clinical care supervisor at Loretto’s Heritage Apartments, will soon be taking part in an unprecedented humanitarian effort in Brazil. To complete her master’s degree in nursing administration from the School of Nursing and Health Systems at State University of New York Institute of Technology, Sutkus will travel in March as an intern to the Amazon rainforest to help establish a health clinic and introduce health education to Brazil's Muras Indian tribe.
Eagle Newspapers (NY) - Feb 14
Doctors are on a mission to bring healthcare to the underprivileged
Dr. Bill Kirsh would soon discover the Tafi Atome village in Ghana was the ideal setting for the ambitious plans he shared with Dr. Cyril Blavo, a Nova Southeastern University medical school professor. The two friends had long hoped to bring healthcare to underserved communities in the United States and abroad. With the formation of International Health Initiatives Inc., a nonprofit organization, they were prepared to embark on their first project.
by Alison Hollenbeck for the Miami Herald - Feb 24
Dow Chemical and International Aid Announce Partnership to Address Global Safe Water Crisis
The Dow Chemical Company and humanitarian healthcare agency International Aid today announced a partnership that will help provide safer and cleaner water around the world. Dow will supply all of the plastic resin required to manufacture 300,000 HydrAid BioSand Water Filters, a lightweight water purification device currently being distributed by International Aid and its partners worldwide.
Dow Chemical press release
Makerere gets Shs1.4b for immunisation campaign
Makerere University School of Public Health has received a grant of $800,000 to strengthen the immunisation drive countrywide. This is to be done through a new programme known as the Uganda Immunisation Training Programme that will involve training of all those in charge of immunisation. The grant, which will be received in four phases of $200,000 per year up to four years was received from US based Merck Company Foundation under its Merck Vaccine Network in Africa.
by Grace Natabaalo for the Daily Monitor, Uganda - Feb 25