Flagstaff International Relief Effort (FIRE) are doing a great deal of good work with Hepatitis C Virus infection in Mongolia, even more so now that the cure is available at a significant discount. And they don’t stop there, with great effort in several programs including:
FIRE is also active in Nepal, providing aid and more general long-lasting support to those affected by the recent devastating earthquake.
FIRE is a non-profit and non-government organization (NGO) operating since 1999. FIRE is a registered 501c.3 organization in the United States, headquartered in Flagstaff, Arizona, with a registered NGO branch of office in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and small operation in Langtang, Nepal. After 16 years of work, FIRE continues to evolve, meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Through sustainable programming, FIRE strives to empower communities and individuals.
FIRE have just won an award from WHO for innovative hepatitis screening projects and will be featured in the WHO hepatitis screening guidelines.
They also partner an Asian Development Bank project that is two years into its four year span. The project focusses on upgrading blood safety, injection safety and medical (clinical) waste management of the entire Mongolian healthcare sector.
The Clinical Waste Discussion Forum, and Blenkharn Environmental fully support the work of FIRE in its work to prevent and treat Hepatitis B and C Virus infection. Managing the care of those already infected, and educating patients, carers and others in approaches to prevention and care of infection, including the provision of comprehensive sharps safety programs, are hugely costly but immensely valuable.
If you can help, please contact FIRE directly, or your local Rotary branch. Alternatively, and to raise awareness, add a link on your website to promote this important work.
Download the FIRE Booklet (4.5MB)