History

 2011

  • Receive funding for, write and begin filming a one-hour training video about sharps containers and health safety for health care workers.
  • Collect and ship145 of the 1,000 serum samples to the National Institutes of Health in Washington DC.
  • Test and provide hepatitis B vaccine for all 200 health care workers at the Khenti Province Hospital.
  • Oyu Togoi chooses FIRE to receive $15,000 for a hepatitis testing and vaccination project in Omnogovi Province.
  • Train 100 health care workers on Medical Waste Management and Health Safety.
  • Distribute 19,000 sharps containers (bio-hazard boxes for sharp
    medical waste) to 21 hospitals and clinics in Dornod Province.
  • Develop a Diabetes Prevention Program with the support of the Ministry of Health and Millennium Challenge Account – Mongolia (MCA-M).
  • Send 450 pounds of donated hand knitted winter items to Mongolia, the final shipment of the Dulaan Project.
  • Continue to develop the Board of Directors.
  • Continue to write and apply for several grants for all of FIRE’s projects.

 

2010

  • Hire Munkhajrgal Ayurzana as FIRE’s Medical Director.
  • Hire an Administrative Officer for the office in Mongolia.
  • Distribute 28,000 sharps containers (bio-hazard boxes for sharp medical waste) to 42 hospitals and clinics in 2 provinces of Mongolia.
  • Receive approval from the Mongolian Ministry of Health Ethical Committee to ship 1,000 blood samples from Mongolia to the National Institutes of Health in Washington, DC.
  • Complete training materials for the sharps container health care worker training program.
  • Train 400 of health care workers on Medical Waste Management and Health Safety.
  • Complete a 2-week horse trip as a fundraiser with Wind Horse in northern Mongolia.
  • The Dulaan Project receives 2,033 handmade items from knitters around the world.
  • The Million Dollar Round Table Foundation chooses FIRE to receive $21,000 from for our work with Hepatitis in Mongolia.
  • Complete several grant applications for the Hepatitis and Health Safety and Medical Waste Management Programs.
  • Continue to develop the Board of Directors.
  • Hire one NAU Sociology Masters level student for a spring semester internship.

 

2009

  • Open an office in Ulaanbaatar
  • Hire Narnygerel Erdenbelig as FIRE’s full time Medical Director in Mongolia and second employee.
  • Sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mongolian Ministry of Health for cooperation on FIRE’s medical programs.
  • Develop a long-term working relationship with the Western Pacific Region of the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop medical training materials.
  • Begin the development of our Waste Management and Health Safety Program and Hepatitis Program.
  • One medical volunteer continues the development of our Orthopedic Training Program and distributes $30,000 worth of medical supplies to Trauma Hospital.
  • 4 medical volunteers surveyed 300 health care workers in regards to Hepatitis B awareness and prevention, health safety and medical waste management, orthopedic awareness and treatment
  • One medical volunteer trains hospice workers about palliative care.
  • 4 clothing volunteers distribute 7 tons of winter clothing to 10,000 people.
  • Aid distribution took place in 3 of Ulaanbaatar’s 6 districts.
  • The Dulaan Project receives 5, handmade items from knitters around the world.
  • Receive in-kind donations totaling over $50,000
  • FIREWORKS 4, A Photography & Fine Art Show & Auction, held at the Flagstaff Photography Center in Flagstaff, AZ and on-line.

 

History Continued… 

 

 

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