Capacity Building & Medical Training in Honduras
In collaboration with the Honduran Red Cross, Honduran Air force, Comisión Permanente de Contingencias (COPECO), and Hospital Regional Atlantida, Team Rubicon (TR) provided several medical trainings in La Ceiba, Honduras between June 6-18, 2022. The exercise, part of Resolute Sentinel 2022 with US Southern Command, included trauma assessment and management, point of care ultrasound, advance airway in trauma, and other emergency medical procedures. Within the 12 days of the training program, TR provided training for 125 participants, ranging from civilian volunteers to physicians. Honduras is highly vulnerable to the impacts of natural disasters and humanitarian crises, and in rural places, like La Ceiba, extreme poverty and lack of healthcare exacerbate these vulnerabilities. These trainings were essential in providing an immediate impact on the level of care to surrounding communities.
Completion of the Practical Trauma Training Program
On October 7, 2022, Team Rubicon (TR) completed the Practical Trauma Training Program in Ukraine. Since early August, a 7-person mobile team provided targeted trainings in six topics to Ukrainian healthcare professionals and civilians across the country, including in 16 cities in 10 oblasts. Throughout the course of the program, TR completed 64 trainings to 1,549 unique individuals and donated an incredible amount of medical supplies, including 50 Butterfly iQ+ for point of care ultrasound. The program achieved all its objectives, including growing specialized medical capacity within the Ukrainian healthcare system, while making an incredible impact, as the capabilities developed will help save countless lives in the days and months to come. Learn more.
Elevating women’s voices in disaster risk reduction
Lutheran World Relief and our Corus International family of organizations is committed to addressing crises through a gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) lens, engaging women as change agents and investing in their leadership before, during and after disasters. To elevate women’s voices and leadership in disaster risk reduction (DRR) programming, Lutheran World Relief developed the IDEAL approach: intersectionality, delivery, equity, access and leadership. More information.
Fonkoze Partners with Facebook: Haiti Disaster Readiness
After discovering Fonkoze and its comprehensive approach to poverty alleviation in Haiti, the Facebook company (now called Meta) chose the organization to be among four to receive advertising support this year to spread disaster preparedness awareness to their respective communities during hurricane season. As a result of Meta's support, Fonkoze has reached thousands of people throughout Haiti since July 2022 with messages such as "Pa tann jouk twò ta bare w. Prepare w depi kounye a pou tanpèt ki pral vini nan pwochen jou yo." ("Don't wait until it's too late. Prepare now for the storms that may come in the coming days.").
Immediate and Long-Term Support for Ukrainian Refugees
Keystone Moldova is addressing the immediate and long-term needs of Ukrainians with disability, women, and children seeking refuge from the war in Ukraine. In addition to partnering with others to provide hot meals, heated tents, hygiene supplies, and urgent medicines, Keystone Moldova offers a free hotline support service so Ukrainians with disability, their families, and caregivers in Moldova can access information, counseling, and referrals to services. Keystone Moldova is working with all refugee shelters and local authorities to identify, map, and address the immediate needs of children and adults with disability. More information.