MAP INTERNATIONAL'S HEALTH & HOPE BLOG

One Simple Pill: Deworming the World

 Helminthes.  It sounds like a character out of a poorly written book that wants you to struggle with the pronunciation. 

Worms, now we all know what that means.  Or do we? 

Topics: Health worms Medicines deworming

BIG Data for a Small NGO: Monitoring and Evaluating our Success

MAP International is celebrating 60 years of service to impoverished and at need people across the globe. While the mission and the heart of the organization has changed very little over the years – MAP International has evolved and is still evolving to remain a relevant player in humanitarian work.

One key area of evolving has been in the collection and sharing of data – the numbers and the stories. Who we are impacting, how are we doing it, where are the dollars going, what are the real changes in the lives of people… these questions must be answered for MAP and for you.  MAP, like many other NGOs, is working to constantly improve the way we collect data in the field through improving our internal and external monitoring and evaluation (M&E) process. This process is based on establishing expected impacts and outcomes with clear and measurable indicators of success and well planned activities that set us up to accomplish our goals within a given time frame. 

Topics: Health big data ngo monitoring

PRESS RELEASE: Georgia-Based MAP International Has Staff On the Ground in Ecuador

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Topics: disaster relief medical relief Latin America Ecuador earthquakes

7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Ecuador

On the evening of Saturday, April 16th a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook the coastal region of Ecuador.  The death toll is nearing 300 with reports of over 2,500 people injured. Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has declared it a state of emergency, with the number of dead expected to rise “considerably” as crews continue to remove bodies from the rubble, Correa said.

Topics: disaster relief medical relief Latin America Relief Ecuador earthquakes

World Health: Beating Diabetes

We all hear a lot about the benefit of antibiotics and vitamins in third world countries, but what about chronic health issues– like diabetes. 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.

Topics: Health Medicines

MAP International Travels to Rural Guatemala to Provide Relief

Last month, a team from MAP International traveled from Georgia to rural Guatemala. We teamed up with Vine International to provide needed medicines to very remote areas in the western part of the country.  Those medicines included children’s vitamins, antibiotics, prenatal vitamins, heart disease medications and many other vital medicines.

Topics: Medicines

A Long-Term Need: Nepal Earthquake Relief

Most of the world is aware that just a little over a year ago a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, killing an estimated 8,000 people and potentially wounding tens of thousands more.

Topics: medical relief Relief earthquakes Nepal

Focusing on Early Infancy Can Create Sustainable Societies and Prevent Chronic Disease

By Dr. Jose Miguel De Angulo, Regional Director for Latin America, MAP International & Luz Stella Losada, Bolivia Community Health Specialist, MAP International

Topics: Health

A Miracle Supply

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” (‭Isaiah‬ ‭43‬:‭19‬ NIV)

Topics: Medical Mission Packs

Mapping Out a Future

Recently, Christina Benedict and I had the opportunity to visit MAP International’s state-of-the-art pharmaceutical warehouse in Brunswick, Georgia. Christina is a member of my Cambodia Missions Team. Together, we toured MAP’s warehouse and talked with their Director of Operations, Timmy Boatwright, about special medical supply needs that we anticipate for this summer’s medical missions outreach in Cambodia. Our 2015 medical mission outreach in Cambodia would not have been possible without our partnership with MAP. As we toured the warehouse, we learned more about MAP’s incredible work around the world. In 2015, MAP was ranked #2 on CNBC’s Top Ten List of Charities Changing the World. Here’s a brief video about their work:

Topics: Medical Mission Packs