Steve Stirling, President and CEO

Recent Posts by Steve Stirling, President and CEO:

MAP Responds to Hurricane Dorian

“Extreme Destruction”     
“Historic Tragedy”     “Devastating”

These are the words being used to describe the Bahamas after they took a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian and remained in its grip for more than 36 hours.

Hitting the islands as a Category 5 hurricane, Dorian’s winds obliterated structures while the waters from the storm surge covered much of the land.

Support Hurricane Victims

No one knows how many lives have been lost or how many are left without a home. But the early estimates are truly devastating.

Here is what MAP is doing:

  • MAP has already airlifted 500 Disaster Health Kits (DHKs) to the hardest hit areas.
  • Working with our partner, Sol Relief, another 1,840 DHKs and 200 Sawyer water filters are also on the way.
  • Another 2,160 DHKs were packed and trucked for MAP partner, Project Hope. These will be airlifted to the Bahamas as soon as possible.
Topics: disaster relief hurricane dorian bahamas

From the desk of Steve Stirling: MAP Turns 65!

Turning 65 often brings thoughts of retirement. But here at MAP, we’re celebrating our 65th birthday and we’re just getting started!

Thanks to your generous support, MAP has touched the lives of millions and millions of people, providing life-changing and life saving medicines when they were in greatest need. We’ve made incredible progress over the years…but there’s still so much more to do.

Topics: Medicines anniversary

The Fruits of Your Support

How does MAP International touch so many lives and provide so much help? None of it would be possible without the generous support of donors like you.

In 2018 alone, medicines from MAP touched over 13.6 million lives. That means nearly two million pounds of medicine was distributed in 104 countries. The medicine included antibiotics, wound care, oral rehydration solutions, pain relievers, decongestants, deworming pills, vitamins, and other life-changing treatments.

Topics: life-changing medicines newsletter

Fighting a Silent Killer in Bolivia: World Chagas Day 2018

World Chagas Day is tomorrow, April 14.

This world health day is designed to raise awareness of a rarely talked about and frequently silenced disease. Chagas is considered silenced because its transmission is linked to poverty and its magnitude, even in the 21st century, is largely unknown.

Shockingly, there are 25 million people at risk. More than eight million people infected with Chagas worldwide. And, more than 10,000 people die every year from the manifestations of this neglected tropical disease. Caused by the protozoan parasite, it is transferred to humans via the triatomine bug, also known as the “kissing bug.”

But there is hope for this quiet killer.

Topics: Bolivia chagas disease World Chagas Day

Happy Easter from MAP International

Dear Friend,

Topics: MAP International Easter

Six Months After Hurricane Maria, Some Hope But Much Healing Remains

Have you ever lost power after a storm? Maybe it was out for a few hours…or even a few days. You may have lost air conditioning, the food in your freezer, use of the internet. It’s frustrating…but it’s mostly an inconvenience.

Topics: disaster health kits Hurricane maria Puerto Rico

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