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A Small Pharmacy Can Save Lives and Help Break The Cycle of Poverty

February 20, 2012 – – Maria is the Community Health Worker for Las Minas, a poor village located near Barahona in the Dominican Republic. Her day-to-day work includes home visits, presenting health workshops, and managing a community pharmacy. The pharmacy is essentially a medicine cabinet that sits in the front room of her house from …

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Community Support Is Strong in Rural Rwanda

December 15, 2011 – – From the loud noise of clattering women, I thought it was a fight. But when I drew closer I realized it was something else, a group of mothers queuing up to hand over parcels of beans as their contribution for needy people in the community. Sr Uwayezu, Medicines for Humanity …

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Home Gardens Make A Life and Death Difference

August 15, 2011 – – There is a young girl named Asly who lives in the community of Altamira, one of the communities that Medicines for Humanity serves through our health project in Barahona, Dominican Republic. When she was 4, one of the Barahona Health Promoters named Felicita, recognized signs of malnourishment and referred Asly …

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