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Mar 11, 2019

Still Showing Up for Syrian Mothers

As the violence begins to diminish, the media spotlight has dimmed on Syria. But the devastation that the past eight years has brought to the country remains. With a healthcare system that remains less than fifty percent funded and sanctions leading to daily electrical outages, our partner hospital in Aleppo still needs all the help it can get.

Still standing in West Aleppo, the Iman Maternity Hospital is the last fully-functioning health center in the city - with a maternity and pediatric wing that is alarmingly short of supplies. Through all this adversity and turmoil, however, there are still stories of light and laughter. Pictured here are the triplets safely delivered in that very maternity wing, just in time for the New Year.

We love receiving pictures like these from the hospital. Anas, our in-country partner, sent it to us along with a message brimming with pride. We share in that sentiment, and as committed supporters of our work in Syria, you all should share in that, too. Let's continue to show up for Syrian babies like these, and the mamas and health workers who bring them into the world. 

Feb 11, 2019

Thanks for your support

Our aim for Hurricane Florence was the following:

-Hire a team of evacuee women to coordinate COHI's relief efforts within the shelters -Provide cash grants to evacuees to cover emergency housing and transportation costs for vulnerable women and children who've lost their homes and vehicles in the storm - Provide cash grants to evacuees to cover costs associated with labor and delivery support and medical care for medically fragile kids. As always, our response will focus on meeting the needs of our allies in the area to provide women and children with the services and resources they need.

Our response for Hurricane Florence is complete. We thank you so much for your support!

Jan 10, 2019

Update: COHI's hurricane responses + supplies

It is our pleasure to introduce you to Leah, who serves as COHI’s COO and is based in Austin. She coordinates the supply procurement, distribution, and evaluation for COHI and our field partners. We know all too well that essential supplies like menstrual health products, newborn supplies, ultrasound equipment, and the like are often not included in mainstream disaster response efforts. Through incredible partnerships like the one we have with MedShare, and the leadership from our friend Eric there, we’ve ensured that COHI provides these kinds of essential, unique, supplies.

Want to know more about what our work looked like as we responded to Hurricanes Michael and Florence this year? Watch the video and hear about our shared impact directly from Leah and Eric.

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