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, ch
December 8, 2014
Although Physicians for Peace is not an organization for disaster preparedness and response ... we help the typhoon stricken areas. --Philippines Field Director, Lyne Abanilla 

Young actor C.J. Valleroy stars in Angelina Jolie's film UNBROKEN.  He has joined Physicians for Peace as an official Ambassador. 

TEACH ONE. HEAL MANY.
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teach one. heal many.

Providing Safe, Clean Blood in Mali

Central Mali’s only fully-equipped and functional blood bank is up and running in the city of Ségou. The blood bank is the first bank available in Central Mali for several decades. 

BRINGING TOGETHER PARTNERS FOR IMPACT

Physicians for Peace, working in collaboration with multiple international partners, established the blood bank at Hôpital Nianankoro Fomba in Ségou. The center's staff, trained by our partners, are providing transfusions to patients needing emergency care, including women with post-partum complications and children suffering from severe malaria.

LEARN HOW OUR PARTNERSHIPS MADE IT POSSIBLE

Read more about the center and the partnerships that made it possible and learn how you can help our ongoing efforts to teach one. heal many.

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We transform lives by training, supporting and empowering healthcare professionals working with the world’s underserved populations.

Train - Support - Empower
Bringing Health to All Four Corners of the World

Through educating the healthcare workforce in underserved regions, we can empower healthcare teams in local communities provide everyday access to quality healthcare. Our impact will allow individuals, like Ginna, to move her patients from a state of surviving to a state of living. 

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GINNA'S STORY

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My early days as an occupational therapist were mixed with emotions. It was a considerable challenge to work in burn care. I was going to be the first occupational therapist in the children’s hospital. My first patient was a two-year old girl that had suffered burns on her hands from a fire and as a result had partial amputations of her fingers. I remember the expectation and fear in her mother’s face. I remember the challenge to provide the right care for her.

Train

The direct and specific training I received with Michael and Jonathon opened my eyes - the ideas and options I could adapt including specific materials for my patients in Costa Rica. These trainings were given by expert therapists who were able to listen to some of my cases to discuss different techniques of treatment that I have applied. 

Support

Working in Costa Rica, I wanted to explore splint making for my patients, but the special plastic material was too expensive. I experimented with PVC piping and started practicing my technique for splinting devices as the material is easily available in Costa Rica. It was very rewarding to find a new way to offer quality care for my patients and share this new technique at an international burn care conference in Brazil with hundreds of other healthcare professionals.

Empower

With all that I have learned, I get to see the expression on the mother’s face change from fear to hope knowing that her child will achieve so much despite some functional limitations that my occur from the burn and feel the confidence with all the rehabilitation strategies that our team can provide.

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Providing Safe, Clean Blood in Mali

Central Mali’s only fully-equipped and functional blood bank is up and running in the city of Ségou. The blood bank is the first bank available in Central Mali for several decades. 

Young actor C.J. Valleroy stars in Angelina Jolie's film UNBROKEN.  He has joined Physicians for Peace as an official Ambassador. 

We work in five regions of the world addressing the where the training needs are most critical and have the highest impact to the community.

December 8, 2014
Although Physicians for Peace is not an organization for disaster preparedness and response ... we help the typhoon stricken areas. --Philippines Field Director, Lyne Abanilla 
December 4, 2014
On Tuesday, December 2nd, Physicians for Peace, hosted the first annual #GivingTuesday gathering accompanied by neighboring Hampton Roads non-profit organizations to highlight Norfolk...
December 1, 2014
 Physicians for Peace inspires city of Norfolk official adoption of #GivingTuesday Dec 2nd
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.

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