Child Family Health International Overview
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Target demographics: Our clients are students from all over the world who want to explore what health care and public health provision is like in developing countries, as well as many academic institutions wanting to bring exciting programming to their students and trainees. In addition, we create social entrepreneur opportunities for local communities who are able to host and teach students from afar about local culture, realities, illness, and wellness. To date, we have enrolled over 7,000 students from 40 countries in our global health education programs.
The fees our volunteers pay go to support local underserved communities where we work. Our overhead is 4.8% (2007 independent audit)
Direct beneficiaries per year: 700+ students and 250+ CFHI community partners (doctors and businesses, NGOs)
Geographic areas served: Worldwide, with a focus on the US, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, South Africa, and India.
Programs: GLOBAL HEALTH INTERNSHIPS : Experience global health through 4 to 16 week programs in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Mexico & South Africa. Open to all with an interest in global health/medicine.
INTERNATIONAL GRANTS: CFHI indirectly provides critical medical services to our partners abroad. Support CFHI's efforts in bringing village-based health care to underserved areas.
HEALTH PROMOTER TRAINING: CFHI trains community-based health workers and teaches local members about preventive medicine and public health issues. Equipped with medicines and supplies physicians often see over 400 patients in a month.
MEDICAL SUPPLY RECOVERY: CFHI ships medical equipment and supplies and distributes them to our International partner organizations and other needy communities worldwide.
-->20+ sites in 6 countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, South Africa)
-->7,000+ volunteers have completed programs to date
-->Supports & works with 250+ medical professionals around the world
-->Donated over $10 million in medical supplies/equipment
-->Offers professional development opportunities to global medical partners
-->Academic Partners include UC Davis, Northwestern University, Northeastern University, etc.
-->Awarded Special Consultative Status with the United Nations (ECOSOC) Economic and Social Council, July 2008