The Henry Schein Cares Foundation is the global corporate social responsibility program of Henry Schein. Health care activities supported by Henry Schein Cares focus on three main areas: advancing wellness, building capacity in the delivery of health care services, and assisting in emergency preparedness and relief. Established in 2008, Henry Schein Cares Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, works to foster, support, and promote dental, medical, and animal health by increasing access to care for communities around the world. International Midwife Assistance is receiving product donations with a value of up to $25,000 during 2013-15.
Local Ugandan Partners
International Midwife Assistance (IMA) believes that forming partnerships in the communities we serve is a vital ingredient to working effectively in new environments. With support from local and international nonprofits, we connect more deeply with community needs and desires and are able to deliver the services most needed.
Kangu is an online crowdfunding platform for safe births, making it possible for people to fund access to clean, life-saving healthcare services for mothers – before, after and during delivery. IMA is honored to be one of five cornerstone partners selected to participate in Kangu's initial launch, supporting safe childbirth for Teso Safe Motherhood Project mothers through crowdfunding.
Embrace Global is a non-profit organization with a mission to advance maternal and child health by providing innovative solutions to the world's most vulnerable populations. Over 20 million low-birth-weight and premature babies are born every year around the world; more than 4 million die within their first month of life. Temperature regulation is a key problem among many of these infants. At a cost of less than 1% of traditional incubators, the Embrace Infant Warmer works without a continuous supply of electricity, is portable, safe and easy to use, and allows for close mother-to-child contact. Embrace provides the Teso Safe Motherhood Project with infant warmers designed for low-resource settings.
The Teso Safe Motherhood Project (TSMP) is IMA's clinic in Uganda. It is an independent non-governmental organization (NGO) registered in Uganda, with a mission to provide high-quality health care at no cost to the most vulnerable people living in the Teso region. TSMP administers a health clinic/birth center in the northeastern town of Soroti. IMA works in partnership with the staff at TSMP to provide technical and financial oversight and support.
Pilgrim Africa was founded in 2001 as an indigenous Christian response to the plight of more than 1.5 million refugees living in IDP camps in the war-torn regions of Northern Uganda. Today, Pilgrim has grown to be an international organization with catalytic regional and national interventions in Public Health and Education, with a mission of helping African people create a future of sustainable prosperity and health. More than 2.5 million people have been reached through Pilgrim projects in agriculture, public health, education and aid and relief.
Move on Malaria (MoM) is a malaria control program started by Pilgrim after devastating floods in north and eastern Uganda in 2007. The cooperative project includes Pilgrim, the Ugandan Ministry of Health, Agathos Foundation, Concern Worldwide, and International Midwife Assistance through the Teso Safe Motherhood Project. IMA partnered with Pilgrim to provide 10 local nurses who administered standard childhood vaccinations to 10,759 children ages five and younger in October 2008.
Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation Uganda (Baylor-Uganda) is a Not-for Profit Organization, a leader in providing family-centered pediatric and adolescent HIV/AIDS services in Uganda. It serves 23% of the total population of HIV infected and affected children in the country and is known for its high quality, high impact, and highly ethical programs. Their vision is a healthy and fulfilled life for every HIV infected and affected child and their family in Africa. Baylor-Uganda provides TSMP with enormous support to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS.
PACE Uganda partners with the TSMP family planning department to provide cervical cancer screening and long acting birth control methods.
Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) strives to improve the quality of life of all Ugandans by providing essential, superior, and affordable health care solutions using a combination of social marketing and innovative campaigns approaches. UHMG provides supply chain support for low cost essential medications and birth control.
The Ugandan Ministry of Health and the Soroti District Health Office are steadfast partners. IMA and TSMP are grateful and happy to have such support from the government health offices. Together we are able to do more!
BoldeReach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports other organizations aiding and empowering women and children in extreme need around the world. Each year, BoldeReach selects a cause that impacts women and children and shines a light on that issue by working with a local nonprofit doing excellent work in the area of their chosen cause. In 2012, BoldeReach chose maternal health as their cause and IMA as their chosen partner. They raised more than $104,000 for IMA/TSMP.
The MAIA Foundation is a philanthropic organization that identifies and invests in programs and organizations that are effective agents of change for women in sub-Saharan Africa. MAIA's focus is improved maternal care delivery, access to comprehensive women's health services and life skills coaching for young women. MAIA funds programs in Uganda and Rwanda. IMA received funding from the MAIA Foundation in support of our TWIL program –Transportation of Women in Labor – which provides no-cost transportation for women in labor who would otherwise have no way to get to the clinic in Soroti.
BeadforLife funded programs at TSMP in Soroti, Uganda, supporting IMA's work from 2008 through 2012. They provided funds for our laboratory, the purchase of an emergency transportation vehicle, and family planning services. BeadforLife is an organization that creates sustainable opportunities for women to lift them and their families out of poverty.
The Afghanistan Relief Organization (ARO) is a nonpolitical, secular, nonprofit 501(c)(3), humanitarian organization, registered in the United States and in Afghanistan. ARO volunteers are primarily Afghan American and remain deeply connected to Afghanistan, its people and culture. ARO provided introductions, cultural perspective, logistical support, and generously hosted IMA volunteers at their technical center in Kabul.
Aga Khan Development Network is a large NGO working in East Africa and Asia. They supported the Bamiyan Provincial Hospital and worked closely with the Afghan Ministry of Health to develop and realize its programs. The organization implemented the Community Midwife School in Bamiyan. Aga Khan Health Services provided resources and infrastructure that IMA, as a small nonprofit, could not.
The Colorado Haiti Project (CHP) has been working in the Petit Trou de Nippes region of Haiti – where some of the poorest of the rural poor subsist with very little access to basic necessities, such as clean water, basic healthcare and elementary education – since 1989. CHP runs regular mission trips to Petit Trou to help provide for these needs, focusing on education, vocational training, healthcare, nutrition and clean water. This Christian charity, based in Boulder, Colorado, aims to build lives of dignity and self-sufficiency for the people of Haiti.
International Midwife Assistance receives generous support from both individuals and foundations. Our major financial support has come from a most amazing individual, Ms. Dale Halton. Many family foundations, such as the Pajwell Foundation also contribute generously. Henry Schein has been incredibly generous with medical supplies, as has Cascade Healthcare Products.
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