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A look at the important role Atlanta plays in addressing the critical health and development challenges faced by people living in poverty around the world. MAP International, the CDC Foundation, CARE, & Task Force have teamed up to bring readers relevant and timely content about current international humanitarian crises with a local twist.
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During the presidential election, the most vulnerable people in the world have become almost invisible. The refugee crisis has disappeared from our television screens. The Zika epidemic is gone. And the people of Haiti are left to deal with the clean up from Hurricane Matthew and the cholera crisis with almost no attention.
Now, a week later, Hurricane Matthew brings the people who have endured such hardship to their knees again. I won’t look away, but will hold my gaze on Haiti.
By: Kathryn Hearn They say you never forget your first disaster. For me, it occurred this summer as I was part of the team from MAP International responding to the floods in Louisiana. Louisianans are no strangers to flooding conditions, …
Living with a disability isn’t easy. Because I was adopted by an American family, I received excellent health care and today live a full life. But other children aren’t as fortunate.
By Katie Pace When the members of the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC, planned their mission trip to the Dominican Republic they hoped to work on a building project and teach Vacation Bible School. But when they were able to take …
Every year, MAP International provides more than 1,300 MAP Medical Mission Packs to volunteers traveling overseas.
It’s easy to get the wrong impression about the pharmaceutical industry. But, more often than not, discussions center on “how will this help the patient?” not “how can we make money?”
Last week, the World Health Organization focused its 2016 World Health Day on beating diabetes – a chronic disease that MAP and our partners have been fighting for decades.
Last month, a team from MAP International traveled to rural Guatemala. We found a lack of high concern about Zika, perhaps because we found much more prevalent problems.
Each year, 5.9 million children die from preventable diseases, meaning millions of mothers are unable to provide basic healthcare items. Thankfully, our Mission Packs Program is doing something about it.