Collective Impact: Improving Skills & Sharing Knowledge
November 25, 2014
Physicians for Peace and our Latin American field partners from Costa Rica, Colombia, Panama and the Dominican Republic gathered together for an international burn conference to share expertise, challenges and best practices in providing patient care. The training included a mix of patient rounds, workshops on serial casting and hand splints and a lecture by a plastic surgeon on lessons learned in the treatment of chemical burns and acid attacks, as well the use of the skin bank in Bogotá, Colombia.
"In Malawi, Babies Were Alive Because of What We Did"
November 19, 2014
Watch our interview with International Medical Educator Diana Behling and learn how her training in Malawi saved the lives of newborns.
Simon's Story: Making a Living with Ice Cream and Potatoes
September 15, 2014
Physicians for Peace outfitted Simon, Simon, a street vendor who lost his leg after being struck by a car while selling ice cream on his tricycle, with a new leg.
Doula Program Offers Gentle Touch to Dominican Teen Mothers
August 12, 2014
Through a partnership with Doulas Dominicanas, our Resource Mothers are now equipped to better assist their clients. In the public hospitals of the Dominican Republic, unless they have a Doula, women are alone during their labor. Resource Mothers will now provide physical, emotional and informational support during and after labor; and provide communications with family members waiting anxiously outside the busy labor and delivery unit.