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June 2016
Happy Summer!

While we have been busy building projects in Nepal, we have also been going strong in Mongolia! We recently won an award from the World Health Organization (WHO) for our hepatitis screening work and took part in an inter-sector conference about financing hepatitis eradication in Mongolia.


We are looking for volunteers to travel to Nepal or help out in downtown Flagstaff. We have one of a kind Kazakh wall hangings for sale and our outdoor clothing is now on eBay.


As always, thank you for helping us keep our mission in motion! Read below for more information and ways to help.


All the best, 

Meredith Potts

Executive Director
World Health Organization  Award
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In April 2016, FIRE was honored to be selected as one of five o rganizations to be recognized by the  WHO (World Health Organization) and EASL (European Association for Study of the Liver) for innovative hepatitis screening  programs. 

FIRE's project will be included in the first edition of WHO's  "Hepatitis Screening Guidelines." Meredith Potts also presented this project at EASL's annual International Liver Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

To date, we have screened 3,500 rural Mongolians through this program. A short video from our 2015 project in Khovsgol province is below.

For more information about this project, please visit FIRE's Hepatitis and Cancer Screening webpage.

For more information about the award, please visit the WHO website.

To learn more about the International Liver Congress, please visit the EASL website.

Rotary Global Grant
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Our award wining screening project has been turned into a Global Grant initiated by the  Rotary Club of Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia),  District 3450 and the  Flagstaff Rotary Club  (Arizona, USA),  District 5510  called, " Hepatitis Free Mongolia ," .

Through the spirit of fellowship and service above self, Rotary is in the unique position to be able to eliminate viral hepatitis in Mongolia just as it has done with  Polio across the world.

If you are a Rotarian, please consider supporting this Global Grant. If you are not a Rotarian, please help spread the word to Rotarians you know. 

For more information including a full description of the project, brochure, video, photos and more... please visit FIRE's Rotary webpage. The image below also links to the Grant brochure.

Mongolian Finance Discussion
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In May 2016, FIRE joined the World Hepatitis Alliance (WHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO)  and many government Ministries and agencies in Mongolia for a discussion about innovative financing ideas for elimination of viral hepatitis. 

This was the first discussion of its kind anywhere in the world. It was a terrific step in making Mongolia the first country to be hepatitis free. 

To learn more about the event, please visit the World Hepatitis Alliance website.

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Kazakh Wall Hangings
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We have 9 hand-made wall hangings from the Kazakh region of western Mongolia.  These are beautiful, one of a kind pieces of art. They are lovingly made over several months and given as a gift in honor of a marriage, birth of other special occasion.  

You can  view the wall hangings here If you live in Flagstaff, please visit the FIREWORKS store at 113 E. Birch Ave or  contact us  to view the wall hangings in person.

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