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.
It is our pleasure to introduce you to Carolina. Carolina is a US midwife who served as COHI’s Texas Borderlands Coordinator this past summer while we were expanding our work caring for separated families, to span 1000 miles of US/Mexico borderlands. She was on the front lines of some of the hardest of our work over the last few months. It was really, really hard work on us all personally and professionally and her leadership was such a tremendous asset.
Want to know more about what we did for families along the US/Mexico border this year? Watch the video and hear about our shared impact directly from Carolina!
Another earthquake and tsunami ravaged Indonesia in late December 2018, exacerbating the already vulnerable health care and social service ecosystems in place to care for mothers and babies. COHI is in communication with our long term collaborators Bumi Sehat. COHI began our working relationship with them after Typhoon Haiyan hit The Philippines. Bumi Sehat is a locally based, women-run organization that COHI has supported through funds, supplies, and the placement of volunteer midwives as they need them. COHI will continue to follow their lead on the emerging needs as they organize and mobilize to care for mothers and babies in Indonesia.