FOTCOH Executive Director Attends Pharmaceutical Conference

Executive Director Nathan Ruby is attending the annual meeting for the Illinois Council of Health-Systems Pharmacists. FOTCOH has a booth at the trade show along with some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, and Nathan is in attendance to discuss the important work that FOTCOH is doing in Haiti! A special thank you […]

A Gracious Gift of Dresses

The September Medical Team is at the clinic currently, and we received a sweet message from volunteer Peggy Gentes today: “Before we left to travel to Haiti, the FOTCOH September Team was very fortunate to receive eight five hand-sewn dresses donated from the Sewing Ministry Annunciation Catholic Church in Elma, New York. These dresses were graciously accepted […]

Volunteering in Haiti: The Chance of a Life-time

Why is volunteering in Haiti something that anyone who gets the chance to do should do in their lives? Because volunteering is a life-changing experience that offers a new and exciting opportunity for you to help people. And many people find that the more we give, the happier we feel. You are doing good for others […]

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 […]