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 Extended Network 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 … 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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Childbirth in Africa – a Life or Death Situation

By Kimberly Ryng, Institutional Relations Intern
By Kimberly Ryng, Institutional Relations Intern
Childbirth is often referred to as bringing new life into the world. As a woman in the United States, I've always subscribed to the bright halo of possibility that surrounds the arrival of a … Continue Reading ››
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The True Importance of Mental Health Relief

Katie DeVoll, -- Intern
By Katie DeVoll, U.S. Medical Assistance Intern at AmeriCares
In 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the U.S. hard, killing 73, destroying tens of thousands of homes, and forcing thousands into shelters. In a situation like this, … Continue Reading ››

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