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This past September I traveled to McAllen, TX with the NGO Circle of Health International, where I am the Communications Director. I went to take pictures and gather stories of the women and children we came there to serve. What I like about what I do is experiencing what's being covered in the news myself – no media machine, no politics, no agenda.
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Today we join with you in lifting our hearts and prayers to those impacted by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Storms such as these are becoming more and more common, sadly, and the devastation grows with each one.
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As part of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, "Great Day of Service," 15 students visited with Circle of Health International to write letters to Syrian refugees.
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Over the last two and a half years of the conflict in Syria, the outside world has been focused primarily on the conflict’s political causes and its consequences for civilians. What has gotten much less attention so far is the conflict's roots in climate change.
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Over the last few weeks, the U.S. Administration and other governmental authorities have referred to reports from several agencies, including Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), while stating that the use of chemical weapons in Syria was "undeniable", and it now seems that U.S. missile strikes in Syria are imminent.
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First of all, in honor of World Humanitarian Day this past Monday, August 19th, thank you for all that you do to help us help the world! COHI couldn't do it without your support.
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This summer, COHI is excited and thankful to have two high school interns on board! Last week we introduced Sarah Shields and this week we're featuring Zoe Lane. These two have been instrumental in getting our Teen Board off the ground and we look forward to keeping them involved until they go off to college.
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COHI's fall calendar is filling up with activities. Read below for more information.
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Be sure to check out the Stowe Reporter's article about Sera Bonds and her upcoming speaking event in Vermont!

This summer, COHI is excited and thankful to have two high school interns on board! Sarah Shields and Zoe Lane have been instrumental in getting our Teen Board off the ground and we look forward to keeping them involved until they go off to college.
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Lynne Holman is one of many women whose homes were destroyed by the tornadoes that struck Oklahoma in late May. She attended COHI's Relaxation Station Spa Day in June and we were able to hear her story.
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If you weren't at Iron & Wine's concert at the Paramount Theater on Saturday, you missed out on an amazing evening of midwife mingling and spine-tingling music. Every summer, Sam Beam performs an acoustic set benefitting the Midwives Alliance of North America. His wife, Kim Beam is a midwife and they live with their five beautiful daughters in Dripping Springs, TX.
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