Thank you. This past year has been a big success. Thanks to you!
In the past year, we’ve - provided training in the life saving skills of neonatal resuscitation to hundreds of health professionals through a team of trainers we’ve nurtured in our program with the Peruvian College of Midwives, built a model community health program to prevent and treat iron deficiency anemia, prepared a team of volunteer firefighters who are training hundreds of their colleagues in pre-hospital emergency response, supported over 50 families with children living with disabilities to find the knowledge and skills they need to navigate health systems, created an innovative program with a biomedical technology company in England, a medical device manufacturer in Canada and the Peruvian Ministry of Health, organized service learning trips for students from 6 universities, hosted an international internship, developed and taught the first online Global Health course for American College of Education School of Nursing, conducted research with medical students on the definition of wellness for marginalized Andean communities and the challenges and opportunities for expanding emergency medical transport for rural high mountain villages in the southern Andes, organized our annual Team Peru trip – now, well into its second decade – bringing together a team of volunteers from 3 states and six countries, produced the first documentary about our work - Building Bridges; and, oh, there's this little thing called the Casa Girasoles – we took over two homes for over 60 formerly homeless children.
We've done all of this because of you! Thank you.
Join us in 2020 and be the bridge to build healthier futures for everyone. A very special Happy New Year and thanks for all your support.
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