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 […]

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 […]

Introducing our Education Clinics!

The Education Clinics, unlike the Medical Clinics, are intended to add an educational component to the FOTCOH programs outside of what the medical teams provide for patients. An important aspect of working towards keeping the Haitian population healthy is teaching practices and skills that they can apply to their daily lives. FOTCOH has developed a […]

Caterpillar Donations Generator to FOTCOH

Access to reliable power will aid medical volunteers’ efforts Peoria, Ill. – Imagine not having access to clean water, plentiful food or shelter. Many Haitians face these challenges every day. In an effort to ensure rural Haitians have access to a medical clinic with reliable power, Caterpillar Inc., along with Haytrac, the local Cat dealer […]