Claudin Destine is a radiology technician at St. Damien Children’s Hospital in Haiti. Claudin and 6 of his colleagues are spending 5 weeks training in their respective fields at Akron Children’s Hospital. In September, the Akron Children’s staff who works closely with them in Akron will travel to Haiti to complete the cycle and further […]
Akron Children’s mission to provide medical care to infants, children and teens expands well beyond northeast Ohio. We support students, physicians and other medical professionals in providing healthcare and support services to children in need around the globe.
Edna Benjamin Pierre Louis is the director of nursing at St. Damien Children’s Hospital in Haiti. Edna and 6 of her colleagues are spending 5 weeks training in their respective fields at Akron Children’s Hospital. In September, the Akron Children’s staff who works closely with them in Akron will travel to Haiti to complete the […]
It is a simple but harsh reality that children with sickle cell disease living in Haiti will have more pain, worse quality of life, and are less likely to survive childhood because they don’t have access to the treatments routinely provided to children with sickle cell disease in the United States and other developed nations. […]
Gift of Life International (GOLI) is a non-profit organization that facilitates life-saving surgery for children with congenital heart disease who would otherwise not have access to care. St. Damien Pediatric Hospital partnered with GOLI for their first surgical mission in 2015. Through this partnership, our Akron Children’s team went to Haiti in November to help […]
In global health, incredibly difficult situations can arise where we’re unable to cure children because we don’t have the equipment or resources needed. Adding to this frustration is the reality that if these children were lucky enough to live in the U.S. or other developed countries, they would have access to appropriate care. In the […]
I am blessed to have a job I love at Akron Children’s, where I get to split time between hospital medicine and global health. Through my years of working in Haiti and at St. Damien Pediatric Hospital, I’ve had the opportunity to develop friendships with patients and care givers that feels more like helping family […]