Mission: Global healing works across a number of medical specialties, including cardiac surgery, pediatrics and blood safety, coordinating programs around the world. Global healing works to address the disparity in access to healthcare between the developed and developing world. We have created a model that co-opts support from all sectors and focuses on local capacity building, not temporary interventions with temporary effect.
Programs: Global healing provides ongoing technical assistance to its partners at various project sites throughout the world. Haitithe devastating 2010 earthquake in haiti destroyed a majority of the countrys health infrastructure. Global healing joined in the international relief effort by sending volunteer physicians to support haitian medical personnel. With more than half of the population living in poverty, recovery from the crisis has been slow, and significant need still exists to improve standards of care. In response to the crisis, partners in health opened a new teaching and referral hospital in mirebalais, right outside of port-au-prince. The hopital universitaire
de mirebalais (hum) provides care to nearly 185,000 people in mirebalais and two surrounding communities and hum clinicians regularly see up to 700 patients a day. Hondurashonduras is one of the poorest countries in central america. Three out of five people live in poverty and public health resources are extremely limited. On the honduran bay island of roatn, there is only one public hospital tasked with providing inpatient care for a population of more than 80,000 nearly half of whom are under eighteen. Global healing established the roatn volunteer pediatric clinic (rvpc) in 2003 as a joint project with public hospital roatn to provide much-needed medical care to children on the island.
latin americain collaboration with the grupo cooperativo iberoamericano de medicina transfusional (gciamt), a network of physicians, medical technologists and government officials concerned with blood collection and transfusion, we are leveraging online technology to improve blood safety and accessibility throughout latin america. Through our distance learning initiative, we have created a series of spanish-language educational webinars covering a wide range of topics dealing with blood safety and accessibility. The series has been designed as a broadly accessible resource for promoting voluntary, non-remunerated blood donation and improving blood collection, screening [continued on schedule o]