5 things to know about Fistula Foundation (and how you can help)

A woman wearing a Fistula Foundation shirt stands in a doorway and smiles.

Speaking from personal experience, being a new mom is tough. Your body has gone through so much and yet you have this little baby relying on you for comfort and nourishment at all hours of the day and night. Some women, including myself, are left with permanent damage to their bodies following childbirth, ranging from […]

Meet the helpers: Americares incredible Heroes for Health

Growing up, my favorite show was Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Many of you have likely heard one of his famous quotes, recalling advice his mother gave him in times of crisis: “Always look for the helpers; there’s always someone who is trying to help.” He also went on to say, “I did, and I came to […]

HVO through the years: Interview with Nancy Kelly

In the last several months, the world’s health care systems have significantly been tested, as the new coronavirus spread swiftly across the globe. But many have been sounding the alarm on an impending deficit of medical personnel for years, long before COVID-19 was a known disease.

The numbers behind COVID-19 response with International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps workers setting up tents in front of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital.

Every day, Americans rely on the numbers of the global coronavirus pandemic to understand the fundamentals: growth, threat, duration and impact. We look to numbers of those infected, those recovered and passed, hospital capacity, number of ventilators and masks needed or delivered that day, the inventory numbers at our nearby grocery stores, the clocks to […]

Responding to COVID-19 through effective partnerships

A woman stands holding a Project HOPE sign in front of MAP International supplies shipped by UPS in China.

In December 2019, a new health concern began to spread within the city of Wuhan, China. The coming weeks would see a flu-like infection rippling out from its origin point to sweep through China before crossing borders and oceans onto foreign soil.