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

Nov 26, 2019

Trainings for Change

Trauma-Based Care Training
Trauma-Based Care Training

Dear COHI Family,

Thanks to funds raised by people like you, we are in the midst of planning multiple Trauma-Based Care Trainings to be held in Syria. Doctors, nurses, and midwives from accross the country apply to take part in these workshops, and are carefully selected by our planning committee. They then attend a three day training, aimed at understand Gender-Based Violence or GBV through the lens of Trauma-Based Care.

We believe that effective medical education involves a holistic framework, which is why while half of the training is devoted to best health practices in trauma situations, the other is devoted to understanding the role that gender plays not just in the Syrian healthcare system, but in the country's society as a whole. The workshop is run by a team of Gender Studies' sociologists, activists, women's health professionals, and trauma health professionals. 

Join us in supporting comprehensive women's health education for women all over the world. 

Love,

COHI

Oct 14, 2019

Asylum Shower Success

A young shower-goer
A young shower-goer

Dear COHI Family,

We are so happy to say that our Asylum Shower Project has been running successfully! We reached out to our community over the summer in the hopes of creating a hygiene program that would promote dignity and respect to asylum seeking families in San Antonio. After making their way to the US-Mexico border and spending days or weeks in US Customs and Border Control detention facilities, many of the families we work with were in desperate need of a safe, reliable way to clean themelves. We are so happy to say that along with our partner asylum shelter and with some help from the city of San Antonio, the shower program has been able to provide just that.

Thank you for supporting this initiative - a key part of our larger efforts to keep asylum seeking families healthy and safe.

Love,

COHI

 
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