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What is utu?


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What is utu?


Utu is balance

In Maori culture, utu is a principle of reciprocity, or balance.  

Utu Humanitarian Alliance is a partnership of caring, globally-responsible businesses and professionals. We partner with physicians in underprivileged communities worldwide. We provide them with the funding and the resources necessary to perform essential medical procedures for those that would not otherwise have access to skilled medical care. We focus our efforts on treatable deformities and degenerative conditions . . .

 

CURABLE BLINDNESS

Conditions such as cataracts and strabismus can often be cured with a relatively simple procedure.

Tragically, millions of indigent people worldwide suffer through this treatable blindness because they cannot afford such a procedure.

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CLEFT LIP & PALATE

Congenital facial deformities occur with varying degrees of severity. The effects can be wide-ranging from disruption of feeding and hearing to inability to speak. Severe cases result in infant death. 

The psychological impact can be equally debilitating. Self-consciousness and social rejection are commonplace when the condition is not treated.

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CLUB FOOT

This congenital deformity can be debilitating if not treated soon after birth. Mobility is extremely difficult and increasingly painful.

All children should be able to run and play. The sooner a sufferer can be treated after birth, the greater opportunity they have to enjoy a life with full mobility.

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Find an utu provider


Find an utu provider


You will find members of our initiative in a broad variety of industries and professions. Utu members are among the most reputable and respected providers in their fields. When you choose an utu provider, not only are you facilitating an essential medical procedure for a person in need . . . you are choosing the best possible products and service for yourself. 


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Enter to win


Enter to win


Philippines Trip Giveaway

We invite you to enter here for a chance to win a trip for two to the Philippines. The lucky winners have a chance to visit one of our partnering clinics near Manila and experience firsthand the wonderful work in which we feel privileged to be a part by. This enchanting island nation is filled with both beauty and poverty. You will have the opportunity to see both. The package includes travel and 7 nights accommodation for two as well as $US1500 spending money. 

More details  . . .