Our Rotary Club has gotten approval for a $122,000 global grant, our second global grant in two years, quite a rare accomplishment! Thanks to Patti Wagner and Sue Carter for their extensive work to bring the grant to fruition.
The grant will provide desperately-needed NICU services in Honduras by providing equipment and supporting vocational training trips. It grew out of Patti’s longtime work in Honduras through Friends of Barnabas. See related story here.
Sue gives more details:
Our club is partnering with Merendon Rotary Club in Honduras as well as Friends of Barnabas and our old friends from Warmilu, LLC, to bring STABLE NICU training to medical professionals and medical equipment to babies in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
STABLE stands for Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support. STABLE is a research-based, data-driven neonatal education program that focuses on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants (read: life-saving techniques). The grant also covers a transport incubator and each of the three hospitals will, additionally, receive 15 of those severely adorable warming blankets (like the ones we sent to Ghana last year).