This family, each member suffering from cholera, is being treated at an AmeriCares partner clinic in Haiti by local healthcare workers.

Health Inequity – Cholera as the Lens

By Elisabeth Stark, AmeriCares intern for Asia/ Eurasia Partnerships
By Elisabeth Stark, AmeriCares intern for Asia/ Eurasia Partnerships
After my first semester in college, I came home to find the biography of Dr. Paul Farmer, Mountains Beyond Mountains, sitting on my desk with a yellow sticky … Continue Reading ››
Community outreach and education are a key factors in reducing maternal mortality. Photo courtesy of American Medical Overseas Relief

How a Clean Birth Kit can save Mothers and Infants

by Becky Reindel, AmeriCares Extended Network intern
by Becky Reindel, AmeriCares Gift-In-Kind intern
My first volunteer experience was in the maternity ward of a Connecticut hospital. My job consisted of restocking the shelves with medical supplies, diapers, diaper bags and sometimes even car seats. All of these … Continue Reading ››
Photo courtesy of Haitian Health Foundation

Empowering Women to Be Their Own #HealthcareHeroes

By Ariel Low, Emergency Response Intern
By Ariel Low, Emergency Response Intern
In my hometown, ambulance transport is provided by volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Whenever the ambulance is dispatched for a woman in labor, the goal is always to get her to the hospital … Continue Reading ››
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Slipping Through the Cracks – Why We Might Always Need Free Clinics

by Sal Migliaccio, U.S. Medical Assistance intern at AmeriCares
by Sal Migliaccio, U.S. Medical Assistance intern at AmeriCares
Imagine you are a child living in West Virginia. You have one sibling and two working parents. Your father, a coal miner, has lung cancer. Your parents’ combined … Continue Reading ››

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