Container ceremony: celebrating collaboration

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At the Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña in Oaxaca, we held our container ceremony with Fundación Curando Mexico and Project C.U.R.E. last Friday, which was attended by local policy makers, media, and members of the community. Hector Gonzales, the acting Secretary of Health, stated in his remarks the hospital needs more oncology doctors and nurses in order to utilize the equipment delivered – a very positive step to help more children with cancer in the state.

Representatives from the Secretary of Health, the Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Fundación Curando Mexico, and World Child Cancer USA

The equipment delivered is valued at approximately $600,000 and will: equip a new pediatric oncology ward with 20 beds, supply the hospital with gloves, masks, and other consumables for several months, and added a second anesthesia machine, allowing the hospital to open a second room for surgery. Other equipment delivered includes wheelchairs, walkers, desks, dental chairs, and other supplies – all much needed at the hospital.

Thank you to everyone for your donations and support – without you, we couldn’t have made this happen. Also, thank you to the Posner Center for International Development for supporting our partnership with a grant from the International Collaboration Fund.

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Childhood Cancer Patients & Families at the Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña

Collaborating with Project C.U.R.E,Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña, and the Posner Center has allowed us to have a big impact and fully equip a new pediatric oncology ward. We look forward to continuing working together to help more children with cancer!


Press release: Project C.U.R.E., Fundación Curando Mexico and World Child Cancer USA Deliver Life-Saving Medical Supplies to Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña

MEDIA ADVISORY: 
Project C.U.R.E., Fundación Curando Mexico and World Child Cancer USA Deliver Life-Saving Medical Supplies to Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña
Collaborative effort is the first donation to the hospital in nearly 20 years
DENVER —Wednesday, July 20, 2016 The Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña pediatric hospital in Oaxaca, Mexico received a 53-foot cargo container of life-saving medical supplies and diagnostic equipment worth more than $650,000 USD. The equipment and supplies will be used to assist the hospital in dramatically improving survival rates for children with cancer in South East Mexico; and to outfit a new cancer ward there. Through the collaborative efforts of Project C.U.R.E., FundaciónCurando Mexico and World Child Cancer USA, the hospital received approximately 20 new beds, vital sign monitors, diagnostic equipment and high-tech lab equipment to diagnose, monitor and effectively treat children afflicted with cancer.
The delivery of this much needed equipment is part of a larger multi-year partnership between Project C.U.R.E., Fundación Curando Mexico, World Child Cancer USA and the State of Oaxaca. The Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña and World Child Cancer USA have an ongoing partnership to deliver medical staff training, family support, parent and community education and create and implement a patient database.
The hospital will be hosting a container celebration with several local and international guests to officially receive the equipment for the hospital. Invited guests include: Ing. Hector Gonzalez – Office of the Minister of Health; Hospital Director Isabel Dinorath Diaz Rojas; Hospital Director Maritza Jenny Hernandez Cuevas – Hospital Civil “Dr. Aurelio Valdivieso”; Leslie Cristobal Cazarin – Manager Fundación Curando Mexico and Project C.U.R.E.; LeAnn Fickes – Executive Director World Child Cancer, USA; Dr. Terrie Flatt – World Child Cancer and Children’s Mercy Hospital; Medical staff from Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña; and patients and families of Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña.
Who: Project C.U.R.E., Fundación Curando Mexico, World Child Cancer USA, Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña
What: Container Celebration Ceremony
Where: Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña, Kilómetro 12.5 Carretera, Oaxaca – Puerto Angel, San Bartolo Coyoyepec, 71256 San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico
When: Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 3 p.m.
Press Check-In: 2:30 p.m.
 

About Project C.U.R.E. 
From its humble beginnings in 1987, Project C.U.R.E. has become the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world.  Currently, Project C.U.R.E. maintains large distribution warehouses in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, and smaller collection centers in 15 U.S. cities. Because of the dedication of more than 20,000 nationwide volunteers, two to three cargo containers of life-saving aid leave Project C.U.R.E.’s warehouses weekly.  Project C.U.R.E. has reached patients, families and children in more than 130 countries. Project C.U.R.E. is the recipient of the GuideStar Exchange Silver Seal, the Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating and has been ranked by Forbes as one of the 20 Most Efficient Large U.S. Charities.  Learn more at www.projectcure.org, on Facebook and on Twitter @projectcure.
About World Child Cancer USA
World Child Cancer USA formed in 2012 to help children with cancer in the developing world. Our vision is to see a world where every child with cancer has access to the best possible treatment and care. Our mission is to improve cancer diagnosis, treatment and care for children across the developing world, redressing the global inequality in the treatment of cancer. With its sister organization in the UK, World Child Cancer is making life better for children with cancer in 16 countries throughout the developing world. To learn more, visit www.worldchildcancer.us.
About Fundacion Curando Mexico
Curando Mexico is a nonprofit organization established in 2010 and serves as Project C.U.R.E.’s partner throughout the country. Curando Mexico provides medical supplies and equipment through donations to hospitals in need throughout the country in an effort to strengthen the medical infrastructure in Mexico. To learn more, visit www.curandomexico.org.
About Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña

Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña is a specialty pediatric hospital that grant highly specialized care with children 18 years or younger in the State of Oaxaca and the under the Social Protection System in Health. To learn more, visit http://www.hno.oaxaca.gob.mx/


$600k in medical supplies and equipment delivered to Oaxaca, Mexico!

Exciting news: our container of medical equipment and supplies was delivered to the Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña July 16th. The container includes 20 new beds and equipment for the childhood cancer ward. Project C.U.R.E. filled the 53′ container to the brim with much needed life-saving equipment and supplies.

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Our container being loaded at Project C.U.R.E.’s warehouse in Phoenix, Arizona

The container arrived in the evening and was unloaded by over 30 dads. Many of the dads have children with cancer receiving treatment at the hospital.

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                                     Dads unloading the container

Thank you to Project C.U.R.E. and Curando México for partnering with us. Everyone at the Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña is grateful for the beds, equipment, and supplies. 

Your contributions made this possible – thank you. We’re so excited to partner with Project C.U.R.E. to help children in Oaxaca. Thank you to the Posner Center for International Development for supporting our collaboration with a grant from the International Collaboration Fund.

Check out our video from the container unloading: 



New intern in Mexico

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We’d like to welcome Sergio Martinez to World Child Cancer! Sergio is interning at our partner hospital, the Hospital del Nino DIF Hidalgo, in graphic design and is a student at the Instituto Tecnológico Latinoamericano. Sergio is working with our Project Coordinator, Arturo González, to help with creating communications materials and awareness campaigns. Welcome, Sergio!

Stay tuned for more updates from our partner hospitals in Mexico. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the latest!


Medical supplies arriving soon to Oaxaca, Mexico

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Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña

In December of 2015 – with your support – we funded a 53 foot container of medical equipment and supplies for our partner hospital, the Hospital de la Niñez Oaxaqueña, in collaboration with Project C.U.R.E. The goals are to strengthen the medical infrastructure at HNO, to outfit the new pediatric oncology ward to care for more childhood cancer patients, and to improve outcomes for all children treated at the hospital.

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Empty pediatric oncology ward to receive 20 beds and outfitted with equipment

HNO is the only hospital in the state of Oaxaca equipped to treat children with cancer. The container will fully equip a new, empty pediatric oncology ward — doubling the number of childhood cancer beds in the hospital from 20 to 40 — and will enable the hospital to help more children with cancer.

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8-year-old leukemia patient, Kevin and his mom at HNO

We’re very excited to announce that the container will be delivered in mid-July. The container will be packed by Project C.U.R.E. volunteers in Phoenix and Houston. Thank you to all who donated, Project C.U.R.E.’s volunteers, and all of the hospitals and corporations that donated beds and equipment. We would also like to thank the Posner Center for International Development for funding and support.

Stay tuned for more updates and and make sure you follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn!


World Child Cancer USA joins partner at state-wide conference

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Dr. Flatt and nurses from the the Hospital del Nino DIF Hidalgo

Our partner hospital, Hospital del Nino DIF Hidalgo’s (HNH), is hosting the International Congress of Quality in Healthcare June 8 to June 9. HNH is dedicated to providing the best quality care for children with cancer and the conference is dedicated to sharing best practices. The hospital first hosted this innovative conference last year which brings together hospital administrators, doctors, social workers, and nurses, from all over the state of Hidalgo.

World Child Cancer USA’s Board Chair, Dr. Scott Howard, and World Child Cancer USA’s Executive Director, LeAnn Fickes, joined the panel for a session on partnering with international nonprofits. Dr. Howard and LeAnn led a discussion on our program, how people in Hidalgo can help, and our partnerships with local Mexican nonprofits, AMANC and Casa de la Amistad. Also, Board member and project lead from Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Dr. Terrie Flatt, is a panelist and is staying an extra day to discuss program activities and long term planning.

Thank you to HNH for organizing the congress and for inviting World Child Cancer USA to participate! A big thanks to our Project Coordinator, Arturo González, for helping organize the congress.


Meet the Nursing Team at the Hospital del Niño DIF

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We’d like to introduce you to the wonderful pediatric oncology nursing team at our partner hospital, Hospital del Niño DIF (HNH), in Hidalgo, Mexico.

The nursing team works tirelessly to care for children with cancer. Also, HNH nurses educate families on childhood cancer, the importance of finishing treatment, and on how to care for their child when they leave the hospital. Over half of children treated at HNH are from indigenous backgrounds and the nurses make sure families receive training and materials in their own language, which is integral to ensuring children complete treatment.

Thank you to all of the amazing nurses for everything they do for children and their families!

Hospital del Niño DIF Pediatric Oncology Nursing Team:

Obdulia Espinoza Velazquez
Martha Bautista Rivas
Guadalupe Lopez Rivero
Elizabeth Hernandez Sanchez
Mariana Ramos Sánchez
Yareli fragoso Gomez (Yareli Fragoso)
Karen Lugo Jiménez ( Karen Lugo)
Arely monserrat Hernández cortes ( Monserrat Hernandez Cortes)
Cinthia Lizbeth Hernandez piña ( Liz Piñita)
Alejandro hernandez hernandez

¡Gracias a todos los increíbles enfermeras por todo lo que hacen por los niños y sus familias!



Join us in honoring moms next month!

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This Mother’s Day, we’re asking you partner with us to help moms like Marisol provide for their children. If you donate $50 or more by April 30th, we’ll send a card to the person of your choice.

How your gift will help

G SquareMarisol is 19, and her 4-year-old daughter, Gabriela, is being treated by our partner, the Hospital del Niño DIF Hidalgo (HNH). Gabriela has leukemia and she is one of about 100 children who will be treated for cancer this year at HNH. Marisol wants the best for her daughter – and with your help – she can ensure that Gabriela gets the best possible treatment and care.

World Child Cancer USA is partnering with HNH to subsidize drug costs, create a parent support group, improve facilities, facilitate ongoing database management, train local nurses and doctors, and to provide education for families like Marisol’s to care for their children at home once they leave the hospital.

We hope you’ll join our celebration of Mother’s Day by giving a gift in honor of your Mom or another special person in your life. Your donation will help children in Mexico to beat cancer and to make sure they have many more happy years with their families.

How to Donate

To ensure delivery on-time delivery of a Mother’s Day card (by May 8th), all donations must be received by April 30th.

When you make your donation online, please check the box, “I would like to dedicate this donation to someone.” Next, fill out the box with the person’s name and address. The link to donate online is here: http://worldchildcancer.us/donate/

To donate by check, please make your check payable to World Child Cancer USA and mail to: World Child Cancer USA, 1031 33rd Street, Denver, CO 80203.

We will mail the Mother’s Day card, with an explanation of how your gift is helping children like Gabriela. Questions? Please email LeAnn at [email protected] Thank you!