So, we have some great news... Thanks to the continued help from our supporters (like you!), we were able to raise enough money to purchase an ultrasound machine for our partners in Puerto Rico, CentroMAM.
MAM stands for 'Mujeres Ayudando Mujeres' or 'Women Helping Women' - and that's exactly what we're doing here. With this ultrasound machine, we can ensure that the women that COHI and CentroMAM treat have healthy, safe gestations with frequent informative updates. This means that we can improve outcomes for these mamas' pregnancies, and the resulting babies who we welcome into the world. For a national healthcare system that remains underfunded over a year since the hurricane originally hit, this makes all the difference.
So thank you, and.... let's get them another one!
Mar 11, 2019
Still Showing Up for Syrian Mothers
By Kasya O'Connor Grant - Development Coordinator
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
By Leah Little - COO
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!