International Partnership for Reproductive Health (IPRH)The primary purpose of the International Partnership for Reproductive Health (IPRH) project in Ethiopia is to assist in decreasing the incidence of cervical cancer among women in Ethiopia. Toward this end, IPRH has developed a woman-centered, multi-dimensional approach to cervical cancer awareness, screening, treatment, and research in partnership with Sister Aklesia Memorial Hospital in Adama, Ethiopia. IPRH is incorporated in the United States as a non-profit organization exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes, and is classified as a 501C3 organization for tax purposes. IPRH works to improve the reproductive health and wellness of women and girls in Ethiopia, including women with disabilities, by enhancing the knowledge and skills of medical professionals, supporting community health care services, providing materials and human resources, and engaging in critical scientific research.
Prime CurePrime Cure is an accredited managed healthcare organization providing services to a number of medical schemes across a wide range of options. It also caters to the needs of employers and their staff members. We offer healthcare services through Prime Cure’s medical centers as well as a large national network of approximately 2 500 contracted general practitioners and approximately 1 200 associated professionals such as optometrists, dentists, and specialists.
Our options include permutations of primary (general practitioner, acute and chronic medication, basic radiology and pathology), secondary (specialist consultations, auxiliary services) and tertiary benefits (hospitalization).
SEE InternationalAt the invitation of eye surgeons in developing countries, and with the approval of local health and civic authorities, SEE International recruits, organizes, and deploys numerous small surgical teams worldwide to restore sight to underserved populations. Since being founded in 1974, SEE’s eye surgeons have examined more than 3.8 million patients and performed over 460,000 sight-restoring operations. Interested in becoming a SEE Doc? SEE International is the link that connects volunteer ophthalmologists to host clinic sites that are in desperate need of help alleviating the overwhelming numbers of people living in states of blindness, both in Santa Barbara County, California and around the world. SEE International organizes the clinics and provides most of the equipment and supplies that are needed. SEE’s volunteer eye surgeons donate their time and pay for all their own travel expenses. During each clinic (approximately five days long), sight is typically restored to 50 to 200 people. Locally, SEE is the only nonprofit in Santa Barbara County that provides free eye care to uninsured individuals who otherwise may not have access to affordable vision correction.
To make this extraordinary work both far-reaching and sustainable, SEE relies on donors. We have created a network of in-kind donors, including Alcon, Allergan, Johnson & Johnson, and Bausch & Lomb, who donate most of the supplies that are used for the clinics. The remainder of the cost—less than $100 per surgery—is covered by generous individuals and foundations around the world.
Smile Train -free cleft repair surgery Smile Train provides 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care. After a child receives their surgery, the transformation is powerful — they now have the opportunity to eat, breathe, and speak properly. In the case of children who had difficulties feeding, they often make miraculous progress. Smile Train is the world’s largest cleft charity. Millions of children in developing countries with untreated clefts live in shame, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking. Cleft repair surgery not only provides a child with a new smile but also a fresh opportunity for a full and productive life. Smile Train is dedicated to generating awareness of the issues faced by children living with untreated clefts in the developing world.