Civil Unrest in Haiti Has Not Stopped the Clinic from Opening

As you may already know, Haiti is currently experiencing demonstrations and a high level of civil unrest. Last week gasoline prices were increased by 38%, diesel prices rose 47%, and kerosene went up 51% in an effort to balance the budget in the country. Over the weekend, Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant announced a temporary […]

Rotary Speaker Honors Smith’s Pharmacist Katie Fry

“Nathan Ruby, executive director for Friends of the Children of Haiti (FOTCOH), recently spoke at the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. He described the nonprofit’s work to provide life-saving medical support and education to the Haitian community at large at their clinic in Jacmel, Haiti. Ruby traveled from Illinois headquarters to acknowledge the exceptional volunteer […]

Our Haitian Staff

For a long time now, it has been a dream of Dick and Barb Hammond, the founders of FOTCOH, to have our amazing FOTCOH Haitian staff run the clinic entirely by themselves. Knowing that these skilled doctors and nurses were capable of treating patients without the assistance of American volunteers and giving them a chance […]

Global Facts about WASH

The FOTCOH WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) Program will focus on efforts to nurture good hygiene practices, especially hand washing with soap. Good hygiene practices reduce the incidence of diseases such as pneumonia, scabies, skin and eye infections and diarrhea-related diseases like cholera and dysentery. The key to improving hygiene practices amongst children is to […]