International Child Care - United States - Health and wholeness for children and families in empowered communities http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news en 10 Lesser-Known Facts about the Dominican Republic http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/04/10-surprising-facts-about-dominican-republic <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/04/10-surprising-facts-about-dominican-republic" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/dr_flag.png" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Likely you know that the Dominican Republic is a great vacation destination with beautiful beaches, palm beaches, and warm weather. Tourist images aside, how many of these facts do you know?</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/04/10-surprising-facts-about-dominican-republic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:42:27 +0000 Kirsten 836 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Summer Intern at Grace Shares Her Story http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/04/summer-intern-grace-shares-her-story <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/04/summer-intern-grace-shares-her-story" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/img-20151122-wa0012.jpg" alt="Kenya Louis weighs a child" title="Kenya Louis weighs a child" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the Summer of 2015, undergraduate student Kenya Louis traveled to Haiti for a unique internship. Originally from Haiti, she is currently studying for her bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration at Rhode Island College. At the internsthip, she was able to contribute and learn at the same time. Now back in the States, she wanted to share her experience (which includes a child at the hospital you may recognize)</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/04/summer-intern-grace-shares-her-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:40:56 +0000 Kirsten 834 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Haiti through the Eyes of North Broadway UMC MEET http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/04/haiti-through-eyes-north-broadway-umc-meet <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/04/haiti-through-eyes-north-broadway-umc-meet" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/haiti_march_28_-_30_2016_137.jpg" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>For some of the members of the North Broadway UMC team, traveling to Haiti earlier this month was a brand new experience, while for others it was a homecoming. Each of them, though, returned with a new perspective.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/04/haiti-through-eyes-north-broadway-umc-meet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:38:05 +0000 Kirsten 833 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Zika Virus and Microcephaly: What the Scientists are Saying http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/04/zika-virus-and-microcephaly-what-scientists-are-saying <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/04/zika-virus-and-microcephaly-what-scientists-are-saying" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/informationaboutzikavirus-tiny.jpg" alt="Information about Zika Virus" title="Information about Zika Virus" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The CDC announced yesterday that "Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have concluded, after careful review of existing evidence, that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects."</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attachment"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/attachments/en_zika_fact_sheet_002_0.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=281511" title="en_zika_fact_sheet_002.pdf">Zika Fact Sheet</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/attachments/zika_virus_presentation_1.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=366799" title="zika_virus_presentation.pdf">Zika Virus PowerPoint Presentation </a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/attachments/fs_mosquito_bite_prevention_travelers_1.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=882868" title="fs_mosquito_bite_prevention_travelers.pdf">Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/04/zika-virus-and-microcephaly-what-scientists-are-saying" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:27:43 +0000 Kirsten 832 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Plant Hope for Haiti this Spring http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/03/plant-hope-haiti-spring <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/03/plant-hope-haiti-spring" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/mumma-2172_2.jpg" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We would like to take a moment to introduce you to Tayana, a bright, young 10-month-old whom generous sponsors such as yourself are helping to care for through Grace Children’s Hospital. Her parents, only 17 years old, are students and didn’t have the resources to care for her. Thankfully, Tayana’s grandmother brought her to Grace before it was too late.</p> <p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/03/plant-hope-haiti-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:37:25 +0000 Kirsten 829 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Millions of Lives Could Be Saved from Tuberculosis: Here’s Why They Aren’t http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/03/word-tuberculosis-day <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/03/word-tuberculosis-day" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/sneezing.png" alt="World Tuberculosis Day" title="World Tuberculosis Day" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The truth is that as a society, we have the technology and capability to save millions from tuberculosis (TB), but the financial support for it makes the death rate from TB unacceptably high.&nbsp;In the US, people’s thoughts about TB have mostly slipped away. But in many countries, it cannot so easily be forgotten.&nbsp;</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/03/word-tuberculosis-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 13:07:40 +0000 Kirsten 828 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Superheros for MarcKenley http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/03/superheros-marckenley-romain <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/03/superheros-marckenley-romain" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/marckenley-after.jpg" alt="" title="" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It doesn’t take x-ray vision, super strength, or genius intellect to save lives in the real world. It doesn’t take flight either—in fact, you don’t even have to get out of your seat. If you’ve donated to International Child Care and Grace Children’s Hospital, we want you to know that to MarcKenley, and hundreds like him, you already are a superhero.&nbsp;</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/03/superheros-marckenley-romain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 18:17:24 +0000 Kirsten 827 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Education and Training Center Impact Spreads Beyond Hospital Walls http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/826 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/node/826" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/img_1212.jpg" alt="Nurse Chrislande Educates a Mother about Healthcare" title="Nurse Chrislande Educates a Mother about Healthcare" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Each day that Chrislande Perceval arrives to work she is reminded of her valuable role in providing healthcare and guidance to the community. Because she practices such a high level of nursing care, her patients trust her and are able to learn valuable information that could help save their children’s lives.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/826" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 08 Mar 2016 19:06:31 +0000 Kirsten 826 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org How to Create a Healthy Birth Kit & Foster a Healthy Start for a Child in Haiti http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/03/how-create-healthy-birth-kit <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/03/how-create-healthy-birth-kit" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/cmumma-60244-19a.jpg" alt="Create a Healthy Birth for a Child in Haiti : International Child Care" title="Create a Healthy Birth for a Child in Haiti : International Child Care" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the US, many of us take for granted that women are able to deliver healthy babies, most often in a hospital with a doctor and nurses to care for the child and mother should a complication arise. Yet in Haiti, more than 80% of births occur at home, with 50% of them without any outside assistance. This is why a healthy birth kit can make a world of a difference to the women and newborns of Haiti.</p> <p></p><p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/03/how-create-healthy-birth-kit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:19:19 +0000 Kirsten 825 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org Helpful Resources on the Zika Virus http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/02/helpful-resources-zika-virus <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-summary-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/news/2016/02/helpful-resources-zika-virus" class="imagecache imagecache-summary imagecache-linked imagecache-summary_linked"><img src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/imagecache/summary/summary/img_20160220_1359073_2.jpg" alt="Helpful Resources about the Zika Virus" title="Helpful Resources about the Zika Virus" width="110" height="78" class="imagecache imagecache-summary"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>While we don’t have any update on the Zika virus in Haiti since we last communicated about it, we did want to share with you some valuable resources that may answer some of your pressing questions and help subside some of the fears that may have erupted from Zika being so prevalent in the news lately. Last week while the US Board met in Haiti, Dr. Jeannine Hatt presented to the staff and board about the virus.</p> <p></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attachment"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/attachments/zika_virus_presentation_0.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=366799" title="zika_virus_presentation.pdf">Dr. Hatt’s Powerpoint Presentation</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/attachments/fs_mosquito_bite_prevention_travelers.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=882868" title="fs_mosquito_bite_prevention_travelers.pdf">Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file"><img class="filefield-icon field-icon-application-pdf" alt="application/pdf icon" src="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/application-pdf.png" /><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/sites/internationalchildcare.org/files/attachments/en_zika_fact_sheet_002.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=281511" title="en_zika_fact_sheet_002.pdf">Zika Fact Sheet</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://us.internationalchildcare.org/news/2016/02/helpful-resources-zika-virus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 25 Feb 2016 14:05:56 +0000 Kirsten 824 at http://us.internationalchildcare.org