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April 11, 2014
Originally posted on Your Mark on the World Center: March 26, 2014 -- Nearly 10 years ago, I was given the opportunity to join Physicians for Peace, an international nonprofit located in Norfolk, Virginia that transforms lives by training local healthcare professionals in developing regions to serve quality care in their communities. 
April 10, 2014
News Channel 3, WTKR, airs Taste of Morocco fundraiser on behalf of Physicians for Peace.
March 13, 2014
Omar Bouhkriss, owner of Omar’s Carriage House, invites you to join him and many friends as we celebrate the international humanitarian work of Physicians for Peace.
March 9, 2014
Inequality in healthcare delivery for mothers and their children is an issue that continues to plague developing regions leading to the deaths of more than 1,000 women every day. The situation is aggravated by the fact that only 66 percent of women...
January 10, 2014
About two months after my son was born last year, I noticed that he was fussy and tugging at his ears. As a new mother, my instinct was to trump off to his pediatrician’s office, to confirm that he had an ear infection. He prescribed an antibiotic dose to clear it up. While not thrilled at the prospect of giving my newborn a drug therapy, we returned home and I prepared the initial dose.
July 24, 2013
Oscar Winning Surgeon for "Saving Face" documentary, Dr. Mohammad Jawad, Joins Physicians for Peace to Train Colombian Burn Care Team in Specialized Care for Acid Burn Survivors 
November 15, 2013
Physicians for Peace received a gift Thursday that will help those injured by the typhoon in the Philippines.  Before Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, we were already working to fulfill a need for prosthetic limbs in the country.  Last year, Physicians for Peace helped 700 amputees.   After the storm ravaged the country, the need grew exponentially. One of our clinics in the Philippines is located in an area hit hard by the typhoon, and we aren't sure the extent of the damage at this point.  
December 3, 2013
Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, an United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding...
December 20, 2013
Dear Friends of Physicians for Peace,  
January 24, 2014
2013 Year in Review- Ron Sconyers, President and CEO - We envision a world where no one struggles with illness, disability or death due to the lack of quality local healthcare.    Dear Friends,
September 16, 2013
Physicians for Peace Receives Major Grant to Provide Vision Screenings for Filipino Children   Norfolk, VA – (August 27, 2013) Physicians for Peace has received a $130,000 grant to provide vision care to impoverished children in the Philippines.  With this award, Physicians for Peace will expand its vision care program, improving the lives of significantly more children.  According to the World Health Organization, 80 percent of all visual impairment can be avoided or cured with access to eye care services. 
November 27, 2013
$2.5 Million in Prosthetics Pledged by Ability Prosthetics Ability Prosthetics and Orthotics is accelerating their efforts to donate $2.5 million in reconditioned prosthetics.  This is happening along with Otto Bock Healthcare of Germany who has offered assistance as well.  Physicians for Peace will be the recipient of this incredible donation and further our efforts in the Philippines. The need for this type of donation had grown immensely after Typhoon Haiyan.
July 8, 2013
Norfolk, VA – (July 8, 2013) This July 12 - 19, dozens of campers will gather outside of Port-au-Prince for an experience unlike any other. Thanks to a grant from the Major League Baseball Players Trust, Physicians for Peace is helping to coordinate a camp for Haitians with disabilities -- many of them children and young adults. The experience is called Camp Jake and our ongoing relationship with Red Thread Promise is helping to expand the camp, allowing us to bring more campers and provide more services to the kids.
July 24, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Lisa Davenport Physicians for Peaceldavenport@physiciansforpeace.org 757.630.5472 wireless Major League Baseball Players Association to be presented 2013 Humanitarian Award
August 5, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     Lisa Davenport Physicians for Peace ldavenport@physiciansforpeace.org 757.630.5472 wireless 2013 “Up on the Roof” to benefit Physicians for Peace Morgan Davis invites you to La Dolce Vita, September 8, 2013 2:00 – 6:00PM at Towne Bank Rooftop 600 22nd Street, Virginia Beach
September 12, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Lisa Davenport Physicians for Peaceldavenport@physiciansforpeace.org 757.630.5472 wireless or Jon Cawley Old Dominion University jcawley@odu.edu 757-683-6479  
July 1, 2013
Dr. Mohammad Jawad to Train Colombian Burn Doctors in Specialized Care for Acid Burn Survivors  
May 28, 2013
Omar Boukhriss invites you to an exotic event June 13, 2013 5:30 – 8:00PM at The Boathouse located inside Waterside
April 2, 2013
ODU Nursing and Physical Therapy Students Partner with Physicians for Peace to Help At-Risk Mothers at Home and Abroad

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