Dec 10 2008
CCM Artist Sara Groves invites listeners of Christian Radio this Holiday season to "Share the Joy" of giving by supporting new mothers in developing nations to have safe deliveries and healthy, warm newborns. A gift of $10 will help provide newborn care kits for mothers so the chances of their newborns surviving the risky first month of life are improved. The kit contains items to improve hygiene at delivery and promote proper care of newborns, and will be paired with health worker counseling to support new moms on issues like exclusive breastfeeding. The kit’s contents vary by country and may contain items such as soap for hand washing, a new blade for cutting the umbilical cord and a clean string for tying the cord. Each kit will be coupled with a hand-made cap, knitted or crocheted by a caring person who took part in Save the Children's Knit One, Save One campaign, and will keep the baby warm during the first critical hours and days after birth.
Sara's radio spot reads as follows:
Hope through Healing Hands-A Better Beginning for Babies this Christmas
(To hear the spot, please click HERE.)
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December 5, 2008
Contact: Jenny Dyer
Frist Launches New Website for Hope through Healing Hands
Nashville, Tenn. - Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D. has launched a new website for the nonprofit organization, Hope through Healing Hands: www.hopethroughhealinghands.org . Hope through Healing Hands is a 501(c)3 that promotes improved quality of life for communities around the world using health as a currency for peace. The new website showcases their latest work in partnership, global health scholars, and funding.
Dr. Frist stated, "I'm proud to announce the launch of Hope through Healing Hands' new website. We hope that this website will be a ‘home base' for those interested in global and domestic health issues."
Executive Director Jenny Eaton Dyer, Ph.D. commented, "This new website uniquely offers simple ways everyone can make a difference in the lives of ‘the bottom billion' in the world. We hope it encourages people to move beyond awareness to action."
The new website allows for daily active engagement with updates on important issues like clean water, child survival, extreme poverty, and HIV/AIDS in the latest news. The new blog includes writings from various contributors, including Senator Frist, sponsored fellows, and others from their perspectives around the world.
Hope through Healing Hands has a strong list of "Take Action" steps to participate, beyond simply joining as a member. Interested individuals can choose from advocacy, education, volunteerism, community organizing, philanthropy, or involvement with other recommended nonprofit organizations.
Given Senator Frist's expertise and experience in health, at home and abroad, this website is a public face to his continued commitment to promote awareness about global disease and extreme poverty on behalf of the world's poorest.
Hope through Healing Hands is a 501(c)3 promoting improved quality of life for communities around the world using health as a currency for peace.
HEALTH COVERAGE FOUNDATION MAKES $100,000 GRANT TO WASHINGTON, DC HEALTH CLINIC TO ASSIST LOW-INCOME UNINSURED
Dec 04 2008
Dec 03 2008
The Christian Post
Dec 02 2008
Dec 01 2008
Launch World AIDS Day
Dec 01 2008
Dec 01 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) — Marking World AIDS Day, President Bush said Monday that his presidential initiative on the deadly disease has already met its goal of treating 2 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.
When the administration launched the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief in 2003, the goal was to support 2 million people with lifesaving antiretroviral treatment in five years.
"I'm pleased to announce that we have exceeded that goal early," Bush said standing with first lady Laura Bush on the North Lawn of the White House decorated with a giant red ribbon to mark the occasion. "The American people through PEPFAR are supporting lifesaving treatment for more than 2 million people around the world."
"More than 237,000 babies have been born HIV free, thanks to the support of the American people for programs to prevent mothers from passing the virus on to their children," Bush said.
Nov 29 2008
by Kelly Madigan
November 29, 2008
Although I have been back in the states from Bangkok for six months now, there is rarely a day that goes by without a reminder of my month spent there. Especially around the holidays, I am so grateful not only for my own family, but also for the opportunities I have had to make a difference in the lives of others. While teaching the alphabet, colors, and numbers to toddlers may seem inconsequential, the impact our presence had on the kids was clear. After missing just one day at Kudee Khaa Preschool to observe at a hospital, the students were overjoyed upon my return, exemplifying the influence I had on their daily lives. It is extremely difficult to return to our fortunately privileged lives and leave a Cross Cultural Solutions site behind, knowing some children were getting their only meal of the day at the school. However, it is empowering to know that the legacy of CCS will continue on with a constant flow of volunteers, enriching the lives of people worldwide.