International Child Care
Health and wholeness for children and families in empowered communities

Heal

Welcome to ICC's HEAL page!

Information in this section Of International Child Care's website will be related to medical specific information.  Please be patient while we get you all the most current info.

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Cholera in Haiti

Predicting Cholera                   

Cholera Prevention

Rainy Weather

Cholera Statement

Cholera Statement (Updated)

Haitian Casualties

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Training

Learn about our GCH staff that trained with Medisend at a long term session in the U.S.:

Article One and Article Two

Mobile Library

American College of Radiology on Fact-finding Mission at GCH

"Radiology’s Role in Enhanced International Health Care", which can be found as a PDF at the bottom of the page, was reprinted with permission of the American College of Radiology.

Media Overview of Radiology Education Days 2012

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Services

Eye Clinic

The importance of vision

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Information for Visitors

Oral Rehydration Therapy

According to UNICEF, about 1 in 6 children will not live to see their fifth birthday. Because clean water and sanitation are not widely available, diarrhea is amongthe leading causes of death for children in Haiti. However, simple steps can be taken to prevent many of these deaths, including oral rehydration, vaccines, and proper nutrition.

Urban Community Health is an outreach program of Grace Children’s Hospital that brings primary health care and education to residents of Port-au-Prince right in their own neighborhoods.Oral rehydration therapy is among the many services offeredby ICC Community Health programs. Although oral rehydration packets are available through healthcare providers, caretakers can substitute this homemade solution to achieve the same results. With the extreme poverty present in Port-au-Prince, a simple homemade solution can mean life for a child suffering from dehydration.

Combine the following ingredients:

  • 1 liter (4 cups) of clean water
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (or one orange)
  • Mashed ripe banana (optional)