Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation and Frontier Alliance International Develop Deepening Collaborati
Just a few short months ago in October 2016 Dr. Mariwan Baker, Chairman and Founder of Bring Hope Humanitarian Foundation (BHHF) together with David Lazowski BHHF Vice-Chairman discovered a video clip posted by Mr. Dalton, the Founder and CEO of Frontier Alliance International (FAI) who outlined the serious shortage of medications his medical team was experiencing. Through the news agency Rudaw, Dr. Baker located Mr. Dalton, spoke to him via telephone and arranged to meet him the next day in Bashiqa.
Bashiqa had recently been liberated from ISIS and the FAI medical team was unable to adequately treat patients because the medications were not available. Dr. Mariwan Baker and David Lazowski understood this need very well as they experienced this same problem throughout the region. They came prepared to the meeting with FAI and their team by supplying two boxes of Doctor Travel Packs (DTP) which contain 60-65 different items, enough for 800 treatments. Data collected through various international organizations, including WHO, delineate most needed medications for disaster regions and the DTP’s are the culmination of the combined knowledge on this information. BHHF also supplied BecoAllergy, an allergy relief medication in quantities sufficient for several hundred treatments.
FAI’s first quarter report indicates receipt from BHHF of various medical drugs, enough for thousands of treatments, as the initial meeting led to an increase in delivery by BHHF to FAI of medications required for the medical team of FAI to perform their work well.
In April 2017, approximately 2000 patients were treated using medication from one DTP and an additional nine other medications also provided through BHHF. In addition, 20 tons of fortified rice from the USA was provided through BHHF allowing FAI to distribute rice to over ten thousand families, emergency food from Germany was also distributed to newly arrived refugees in the west of Mosul. In April 2017 alone, FAI treated approximately 1,120 patients through the donations they received from BHHF, all occurring in the west of Mosul.
Altogether, BHHF supplied FAI with not only the DTP (800 treatments) and BecoAllergy but antibiotics to treat bacterial infections, paracetamol, Migraleve for migraines, eye drops, bandages and wound care dressings. The deepening collaboration between FAI and BHHF has resulted in thousands of people receiving care and reducing the suffering of these men, women and children so desperate to survive.