Medicines for Roatan: Seed Grant
In 2005, Global Healing made two grants to Medicines for Roatán, a locally registered Honduran nonprofit. Medicines for Roatán was established to monitor the needs, procure and distribute essential medicines to the public health facilities to the 100,000 inhabitants of the Bay Islands. At only $1 per treatment for the most essential medicines, costs are small but the need is great.
Jo Ann Medical Center: Equipment Grant
In 2007, just over $250,000 worth of medical equipment was granted to the Jo Ann Medical Center cardiac diagnostic and surgical center. The JAMC was able to replace their anesthesia and blood gas monitoring machines. They worked diligently in 2008 to create electrophysiological capabilities in order to treat various cardiac arrhythmias. This grant makes the services and capabilities even more robust.
An additional grant was made to the Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, The NICU received support to buy new surgical instruments and syringe pumps.
In 2011, JAMC received a further grant for the renovation and expansion of their facilities.
Think Humanity: Project Meds and Nets
In 2008, Global Healing granted the funds to Think Humanity, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, in order to provide 3,000 Long-Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets to the remaining families in the Kyangwali Refugee Camp in Uganda (photo above). Global Healing also assisted Think Humanity’s efforts through a second grant to complete construction of the COBURWAS Orphanage in Kyangwali. In 2010, Global Healing helped with a grant towards operating services in Kyangwali to provide health and human services.
Colonia Germania, Honduras: Well Project
The community of Colonia Germania, a small village outside of Tegucigalpa, received a grant from Global Healing to supplement funds collected locally to cover the costs of a new well. For the past two years, the community has been forced to collect rainwater as their primary water source. The grant will provide a much needed well, tank and pump to the entire community.
Karuna-Shechen: Bihar Health Initiative
Karuna-Shechen works in Nepal, Tibet and India to provide health and human services such as wells, medical clinics and vocational training. The mobile medical clinic and medical center in Bihar, India provides essential medical care to some of India’s poorest and most neglected groups. The grant made by Global Healing will allow the medical center to expand into a WHO Program for the eradication of HIV, Malaria, and Tuberculosis.
Faces of Tomorrow: 2010 Team Trip
Faces of Tomorrow is a nonprofit dedicated to providing corrective facial surgeries to repair congenital defects in Quito, Ecuador. During their 2010 Team Trip, they performed 60 surgeries on 50 patients. In addition, their dental team saw well over 50 patients, performed 15 filings, 8 extractions, several orthodontal procedures, and they also created and distributed 21 obturators.
International Pediatric Outreach Project
The International Pediatric Outreach Project (IPOP) provides vital continuing education for physicians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and India. In Goma, DRC, IPOP has developed a clinical and educational physical therapy program, an initiative to improve neonatal and pediatric inpatient care, as well as an annual educational seminar covering topics selected by the local medical team. IPOP also began the School Health Screening Program in Saragur, India, which provides thousands of students with a free health screen, as well as on site treatment for intestinal parasites and Vitamin A prophylaxis to protect against blindness.
In 2011, IPOP received an additional grant for the training of a Congolese Pediatric Care Fellow.
One H.E.A.R.T.: Pregnancy and Village Outreach Training
One H.E.A.R.T. is dedicated to helping women better understand and survive pregnancies. They are expanding their original program based in Tibet to Nepal and Mexico to establish self-sufficient programs to reduce maternal and infant mortality by strengthening skills and knowledge of Community-Based Providers.
Issa Trust Foundation: Pediatric Medical Rotation Program
The Issa Trust Foundation will train staff at three key sites to enhance their knowledge of and confidence in pediatric care. They will educate medical personnel in general pediatrics and specialities, deliver appropriate technology over a five year timeframe with the ultimate goal of self-reliance.
Safe Blood Africa: Improving Blood Safety and Availability in Nigeria
Safe Blood Africa will develop a training and educational program designed to enhance the knowledge and experience in blood donor recruitment, laboratory-based activities, hospital-based transfusion activities by delivering technology, equipment and supplies to the country of Nigeria. The program will have national coverage and harmonization.
Hasilo Nepal: Prevention and Education Regarding Oral Health and Nutrition
Hasilo Nepal is an oral health and nutrition program for children from 6 months to 6 years of age. The program focuses on preventing tooth decay and malnutrition by educating community health workers and families about good nutrition, providing families with toothpaste and toothbrushes, applying fluoride varnish to children's teeth and referring children with tooth decay to the local dentists for treatment. They will work primarily with the local Nepalese community organization, Self-Reliant Center.
Foundation for the People of Burma/Planet Care - Global Health Access Program (GHAP): Strengthening Health Care Systems in Burma
GHAP provides support to a network of local organizations, which will deliver training for reproductive health and other health interventions in the Thailand, China, and India border regions of Burma. Trainees from community-based ethnic minority health organizations will receive capacity building through a 4-month medical refresher course and 10-month comprehensive reproductive health training with blood transfusion. The grant will allow them to carry out these trainings so that participants can provide expertise to an estimated population of 200,000 at 37 targeted sites in Burma.
Cruz Roja Hondureña
Cruz Roja Hondureña is the national branch of the International Red Cross. It has extensive expertise and practical experience in dealing with disasters throughout Honduras. The grant provides support to integrate local agencies and train personnel on Roatan Island to plan for and respond to disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes.
Global Healing is not accepting unsolicited grant requests at this time.