March 2023 Newsletter



March 2023 Newsletter 

Update on Earthquake Response

The devastating earthquake that struck Türkiye (Turkey) and Syria has killed 50,000 people and displaced millions more. Heart to Heart International has been coordinating closely with partners on the ground to deliver surgical supplies, hygiene kits, medicines and portable, stand-alone medical clinics.

The portable medical clinics include two Trauma/ER clinics and one Maternal Health clinic. Officials estimate 150,000 pregnant women have been impacted by the quake, so having a safe place to receive prenatal care and to deliver a baby is critical.

Additional shipments of hygiene kits, and essential medicines and supplies, including pain relief medicine, wheelchairs and crutches, will be delivered in the coming weeks.  

Your support will deliver life-saving medicines and supplies to survivors. Read more and donate to help.
Pallets of emergency aid ready for shipment from the HHI warehouse to help the survivors of the earthquake in Türkiye (Turkey) and Syria.

A Look at Medical Clinics in Ukraine

Heart to Heart International’s Wes Comfort gives an update in Irpin, Ukraine, about some of the aid we’ve sent to help the people of Ukraine. HHI has placed 15 medical clinics throughout the country to support the damaged medical infrastructure.
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Ukraine: Hygiene Kits Making a Difference

Last year, we partnered with Lenexa Baptist Church to send tens of thousands of hygiene kits to the people of Ukraine. The church has partnered with Ukrainian community activist Ivan Hontar to help effectively distribute the hygiene kits on the ground in the affected communities and support the refugees in Ukraine. Here, Ivan shares what his groups have been doing and how these kits provide more than just hygiene.

Medicines Help Health Clinic in Rural Guatemala

Nearly all the men, women and children living in the rural communities around Amatitlán, Guatemala, seek healthcare at the Amatitlán Health Center. For most of the community members, this is the only access to health and healthcare resources that they have. The center relies on donations of medicines and supplies from Heart to Heart International through our partner Food for the Poor to continue to provide free service to these under-resourced communities. Read more about how these donations make a difference for people in rural Guatemala.

HHI and Partners Build Medical Clinic in Eswatini

HHI has been working in Eswatini (a country in southeast Africa) since 2018 and earlier this year we broke ground on construction for a new medical clinic to replace a desperately needed, but dilapidated community clinic. The 70-year-old building was showing its age with roof leakage and mold, and medical care was being compromised because of its conditions. We will continue to share exciting developments as we work toward improving health access for patients in Eswatini. Read more about the history of our work in Eswatini and the exciting plans for the new clinic here

Save the Date: Humanitarian Day 2023

Save the date for Saturday, May 20, 2023, when the Kansas City community is invited to be a “humanitarian for a day” at the Heart to Heart International headquarters in Lenexa, Kansas.

Local families, businesses and community groups can participate with fun, hands-on activities aimed at creating a healthier world.

DATE: Saturday, May 20
TIME: 10am – 3pm 

Look for more information in the coming weeks!

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