Our Fifth KFWH Community Event was held on October 14, 2016, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at The Hommocks Middle School in Larchmont, New York. This event included an opportunity for the community to focus on global health concerns, to find out information on KFWH chapter initiatives, to hear a panel discussion with worldwide experts, and to contribute to fundraising efforts. Our Special Event began with a high- end range of donated products and services offered at our Silent Auction which was chaired by Patrice Schwartz and aided by consultant, Joan Gansfuss, and their volunteer team. The quality items for auction included: crafted jewelry, professional signed photographs, paintings, baskets of selected children’s books and author-signed books along with services for a professional nutritional consultation, gardening design, and a vacation in Naples, FL. These were only a sampling of what our auction offered. We thank all of those who came out to support this! Ongoing during the silent auction was an array of home baked foods by the...Read More
JOIN US at Understanding Human Partnership: An Evening for Global Health Awareness and Connection — buy your tickets today!
Join us for an important evening on October 14, 2016! Pre-paid Tickets and Donations: $5—$25. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets! Learn more about Global Human Partnership! Participate in discussion! Support our community in the KFWH current goal to build a new KFWH Maternity and Pediatric Clinic at the John Dau Hospital in Duk Payuel, South Sudan! Kids for World Health is sponsoring their fifth Community Event on October 14, 2016 entitled “Understanding Human Partnership: An Evening for Global Health Awareness and Connection”. This year the event will include a thought- provoking program featuring our keynote speaker, John B. Dau, award-winning author and one of the Lost Boys from the Sudanese War and a panel of global health professionals with direct experience in the field! Under the theme of Global Human Partnership, the following topics will include: What do we mean by “Human Partnership”? Social Justice-What is it and how do we recognize and understand the needs of others? Cultural conditions- What causes strife for the world’s poorer villages? Impact on communities-how are...Read More
As the targeted focus for the 2015-2016 school year, KFWH Students, Founders and Board of Directors have all voted to collaborate with Dr. Patricia Dorn from Loyola University and her team in Guatemala. In keeping with the KFWH mission, our Action will consist of support for on-going research and community projects to help local people in Chagas-infested villages. KFWH will be involved in the education of villagers about Chagas disease in efforts to eliminate its transmission and in the supplemental nutrition of women as they undergo treatments. Dr. Dorn is a molecular parasitologist who, for over twenty years, collaborated with researchers and students from diverse backgrounds with the common goal of halting the transmission of Chagas disease. In Guatemala, Dr. Dorn teams with Dr. Carlota Monroy, who heads the fieldwork and sociological investigations of the local communities. KFWH Students have chosen to launch the following Actions through their fundraising efforts as their Immediate Goals for the 2015-2016 School Year: Providing food packets to women of child-bearing age who are...Read More
The Murray Avenue School KFWH Chapter of fourth and fifth graders held events that raised money for and awareness of Chagas disease. The events included a reading marathon, a pizza sale during a Science Fair event, and a cookies booth at the annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Alliance regional gathering. The Chapter studied the work of Dr. Patricia Dorn, Professor at Loyola University in New Orleans. As their first priority, KFWH students chose to place their funds toward nutritional supplemental packets for women who suffer severe weight loss while undergoing treatment for Chagas disease. The students felt that helping with these packets would also help unborn children, since Chagas is transmitted from mother to child. Women tend to give their own packets to their children if there is little food or if they are too weak to cook, which creates further need for life-sustaining nourishment. Look at these photos of KfWH nutritional packets arriving in Jutiapa, Guatemala. Members of the community help to distribute the food bags to women of child-...Read More
Click to view CDC PDF (printable images) Chagas in Bolivia (Hit Cancel to stop printing) The above slide presentation is a series of photos taken by workers from CDC in Camiri, Bolivia where KFWH is working on the treatment of Chagas. Notice the cracks in the mud houses where the beetle vector may enter at night. Click off the “print” page, and the beginning of the slide show will be appear. Below the photo of the map, you will find arrows to lead you through the pages. In 2012, the Kids for World Health Policy Board voted to expand its outreach to Bolivia after a meeting with the Neglected Diseases Department of the Center for Disease Control ( CDC) in Atlanta, GA. Coordinating with doctoral program researchers, Dr. Eva Clark, Lauren Pring and Dr. Gerson Galdos of The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health based in Santa Cruz, a program to provide introducers and leads for pacemakers was created and implemented. At late stages, Chagas Disease damages the intestinal...Read More
In October, 2012, Kids for World Health opened its 6th Treatment Center. This newest clinic was built in Bodo, Chad in Africa. Guided by our Advisory Team Member,Dr. Pere` Simarro of WHO, the Student Policy Board voted to construct this much needed clinic for the treatment of Sleeping Sickness. The clinic will service potentially 150,000 villagers at various times. The KFWH Pediatric Clinic #6 was honored in tribute to the work of Dr. Pere...Read More