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 Heidi Fischer, RN, EMT-I (Vermont) Oyugis, Kenya team  May 2012I have long wondered if small scale humanitarian aid projects can really make a difference. Does the cumulative effect of various organizations’ efforts have a real and positive effect on a population or do they perpetuate the people’s and governments’ dependence on foreign aid and outsider intervention? I’ve seen many...
  Dr. Greg HigginsD Dr Greg Higgins at the home of Kenyan Dentist Gideon Okoth as they wait for the rain to settle!On PHH trips all over the world everyone enjoys the glamour of doing clinics where we get to have close and personal contact with the local populations.  The exchanges are stimulating and are one of the major reasons that people initially sign up to join in...
 At least in most parts of the country! PHH Board Chairman - - Fred Neis       In the Midwest we've had a protracted winter, snowing in May for the first time since 1907.  Fortunately this weather pattern of snow is not sustainable and the sun will come out later this week. This is my first opportunity to write the cover for the Project...
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SAVE THE DATE !   September 21st and 22nd.  2012 Third Annual Project Helping Hands SummitThis years event will take place on Saturday September 22nd.  2012 in Portland Oregon at the Mercy Corps Action center.    A continental breakfast will be available on Saturday morning at the event location.  The Mercy Corps Action center is adjacent to...
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By Doctor Karolina DembinskiOur medical mission to the Jungles of Bolivia this year was a success. Arriving at the end of the rainy season, we found the road conditions to be very poor, making travel extremely difficult. Because of these travel conditions we were only able to see 569 patients, not including any school children or other people that we provided care to on the road. Although the...
Uganda is one of the poorest countries in the world. Sixty-nine percent of the population lives on less than $1 US a day. In Uganda when young girls begin their menstrual cycle they stay home from school when they have their periods because they lack feminine hygiene products (including underwear) and face stigmatism when they soil themselves. This means they miss at least four days per month,...