GHS is dedicated to empowering persons with chronic diseases through innovative programs focusing on independence, knowledge, activity and personal growth. Our programs address the critical issues of the community and are tailored to meet the needs of each region of the world where we are present. Every program we initiate is tailor-made to each region’s needs and is based on a five-year commitment. This commitment to programming is founded on the belief that through specialized trainings, camps, medical supply, and relief we can motivate them to become autonomous.
GHS MEDICAL RELIEF
GHS is committed to delivering vital life-saving medications to hematology clinics, bleeding disorders associations and organizations in regions where our camps and education and advocacy programs are being implemented. This is a valuable resource to the recipients of our programs, but we are not able to deliver medication without implementing a comprehensive program of care. Some of our listed resources do focus on implementing such life-saving programs. Please check our resources link for other organizations that offer these services.
GHS NEEDLE PROGRAM
GHS collects sterile sealed needles and IV supplies from U.S. based clinics and members of the bleeding disorder community. We then deliver the collected supplies to developing countries where these vital medical tools are difficult to obtain. This program is strictly geared to clinics where knowledge is present but the tools to treat diseases and disorders are not readily available.
GHS Camps are the primary basis for our organization. All of our education and advocacy programs are outgrowths of the seeds planted in camp. We believe that education and hope are the strongest tools available for fighting bleeding disorders. By developing experiential camps, we believe that the next generation of leaders will be formed.
We at GHS know that true change happens when you teach someone to fish and do not simply give them the fish. Camp allows children to be children — in many of the regions we serve, children are not allowed this luxury. Camp teaches children valuable life skills through education, activities, games, arts, crafts, and, yes, frequently we teach fishing. Camp is a time of simplistic growth, giving children with chronic disorders time to bond together in a fun, safe environment while offering clinicians time to evaluate, educate and empower campers through vital medical lessons about treatments that can prevent joint damage and even save lives.
GHS Camps truly fosters growth, self-esteem, and leadership with innovative activities. Camp is the foundation for developing successful community leaders.
Iasi, Romania Day Camp and Medical Relief
June marked a return to Iasi, Romania for our third consecutive year
delivering medical relief and conducting a day camp program for children with
hemophilia at Spitalul Sfanta Maria (Saint Maria Hospital). GHS provided medical
support for more than twenty-five children and strengthened our relationship in
a region of Romania where they receive very little clotting factor from their
government and no clotting factor from any other organizations (domestically or
In August 2008, we returned to
Mexico in collaboration with Un Sueno Hecho Realidad Centro de Ensenaza de
Hemofilia (A Dream Made Reality Educational Hemophilia Center) in Villahermosa
to create the second annual hemophilia camp, attended by thirty-eight campers.
Marked by a new camp location in Kolem Ja, we were able to offer a camp
experience with exciting adventures, medical education sessions, arts and
crafts, and many other fun activities.
Preceding the camp in Mexico, the GHS Medical Team conducted our first GHS
Medical Symposium in conjunction with local clinical leaders. This program,
attended by more than sixty-five clinicians, was a great success.
In March 2009, Global Health Society, Inc. partnered with the Hemophilia
Federation of America (HFA) for the second annual “Teen Connection Camp". This
year the participants were exposed to new team building activities, creative
arts and crafts projects, grassroots advocacy training, bleeding disorder and
physical therapy lessons, global awareness, hiking, adventure activities, and
even a stride up a forty foot climbing wall. The camp program was staffed by
some of the United States most active bleeding disorder camp directors,
counselors and hemophilia treatment center clinicians.
This camp built on our 2008 successful program "All One World . . . A Herd to be
Heard" and continued to enrich the teen participants. The camp, which was held
at Bradford Woods, a state of the art America Camp Association (ACA) certified
camp facility, located in Martinsville, Indiana was held during the HFA Annual