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Feb 25, 2020

Training for the Future

This month's women's health workshop
This month's women's health workshop

Dear COHI Family,

As our news cycle focuses on the latest tiff in politics, the humanitarian emergency is escalating in Syria. Since the new year, 900,000 have been forced to flee their homes in Northwest Syria due to an increase in violence. 500,000 of these are children.

At a time like this, it's easy to feel discouraged. But that's why COHI is so happy to announce that earlier this month our partners successfully completed a Reproductive Health Workshop in Damascus, Syria - where doctors, midwives, and pharmacists were trained in trauma-based care techniques for responding to gender-based violence in the region. This workshop was designed on COHI's core belief that reproductive health is a state of coplete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and not merely the asbence of disease. 

We are proud to support medical professionals that work within their communities to uplift voices of women and girls. One of the primary goals of our organization is to do our part in making this world a safer place for women everywhere. We firmly believe that prioritizing community and women-led efforts to ensure quality women's healthcare is one of the most effective ways of doing this, especially in times of conflict and crisis. 

Join us today in supporting the women of Syria.

Love,

COHI

Jan 29, 2020

Equal Access Equal Care

Dear COHI Family,

 

This new year has brought with it tremendous challenges for the asylum seeking community at the border. With this administration's new immigrant wealth test and the enforcing visa restrictions on pregnant women, the situation for families waiting in Mexico continues to look grim. 

That's why COHI is aiming our efforts at keeping this population healthy, no matter what regressive policy is thrown their way. In January, this has meant ensuring that Daniela, an asylum seeking mother located in Matamoros, has access to the high quality medical care she needs to survive. She was first referred to COHI and our partners after not responding to medication for a kidney infection. We were then able to ensure that she could go to the general hospital, accompanied by an experienced activist and medical professional, where a tumor was discovered. She has since received treatment and is doing well. 

These are the people that we work for. Human beings just like you and I, who have been put in positions that prevent them from accessing the resources we take for granted. Join us today in our efforts to make sure they're able to receive the treatment they need, when they need it.

Love,

COHI Family, Staff, & Board

Jan 10, 2020

Healthcare As A Human Right

Dear COHI Family,

Happy new year! 

As we begin this new decade, COHI is working tirelessly to create consistent and commited healthcare programming for asylum seekers in need at the Texas-Mexico border. Part of this commitment means ensuring that every person we work with has access to quality medical services, no matter what.

Carlos is one such person. Carlos is a non-verbal, non-ambulatory boy from Honduras. His father left home with him this past year in search of better health services fro his son. They are currently in Mexico, where they were introduced to COHI's partners: the Resource Center Matamoros. We have been able to get Carlos in to see a neurologist, where he was assessed quickly, given prescription medication, and is continuing to receive medical care.

As an organization that is committed to accessibility and equity, COHI works hard to ensure that we can support asylum seekers facing all kinds of medical issues. This means finding the best care for migrants - no matter the situation, no matter the resources. Healthcare is a human right. 

Join us in working to words a healthier, more equitable world by donating today.

Love,

COHI

 
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