After learning that Glyn Boone had won a Weyerhaeuser President’s Award, Lana Bru, financial manager for Weyerhaeuser’s oriented strand board business line, sent an email to the “Haiti Homebuilding Alumni.” She passed on the news and offered warmest congratulations to Boone, a senior engineer for Weyerhaeuser’s engineered lumber products.
The Alumni group, which includes 22 Weyerhaeuser volunteers and 5 family members, spent two weeks last year constructing buildings near Port-Au-Prince following Haiti’s 2010 earthquake.
In a new video, hear Haitians talk about a partnership between Abbott, the Abbott Fund and Partners In Health that is improving lives and communities. Built and run by Haitians, a new nutrition facility produces a lifesaving product to treat malnutrition called Nourimanba. In addition, an agricultural program helps local farmers improve the supply of quality peanuts needed for the facility, while increasing farmer incomes.
by Samuel Worthington, President and CEO, InterAction
Walking around Port-au-Prince, Haiti in the months after the 2010 earthquake, I was confronted with a major challenge. How could InterAction, as the largest coalition of over 180 U.S. humanitarian and international development nonprofits, actually help coordinate the massive engagement of our member NGOs?
FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. and OLATHE, Kan., June 4, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX), a leading global medical technology company, and Heart to Heart International, a nonprofit humanitarian medical aid organization, are collaborating on their third joint volunteer initiative to strengthen healthcare in Haiti. A team of 14 BD employees from around the world will build upon the progress made by their colleagues in 2012.
Simple Product Has a Big Impact Against Childhood Malnutrition
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In Haiti, nearly every child seen at the clinics run by the non-profit organization Partners In Health (PIH) suffers from some degree of malnutrition. Abbott and its foundation the Abbott Fund are working together with PIH to help address childhood malnutrition in Haiti through an innovative partnership. In a new video on partnershipinhaiti.org, PIH's Jon Lascher talks about childhood malnutrition in Haiti, and how Abbott is helping PIH to produce a simple lifesaving product called Nourimanba to help.
The Phoenix Stadium in Cite Soleil, Haiti, Hailed as Program Centerpiece
WASHINGTON, May 24, 2013 /3BL Media/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA), Univision, and Project Phoenix announced the launch of Diasporta, an innovative partnership to engage diaspora communities, ethnic sports leagues, and sports companies, foundations, and media outlets in a collaborative process to tackle development challenges using sports in the developing world. The announcement was made at the 2013 Global Diaspora Forum in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 2013.
The 2010 earthquake in Haiti was the second deadliest earthquake of all time. With a magnitude of 7.0 Mw, 220,000 people were killed, and more than 250,000 homes were destroyed. In the earthquake’s aftermath, many Haitians desperately needed medical care. In December 2010, the GE Foundation made a $2 million commitment to help build a new public hospital that would be Haiti’s largest post-earthquake public health facility. Hector E. Aguilar, CEO of GE Central America & The Caribbean, discusses the GE Foundation’s role and the opening of the hospital.
Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike – three hurricanes and one tropical storm which rocked the nation of Haiti in 2008, affecting 8% of the country’s overall population. With an estimated $1 billion in damage, this was also the costliest natural disaster in Haitian history. When disasters like these occur, a difficult task is set forth for humanitarian organizations to coordinate relief efforts in order to aid those in need.