RMHC Grants Provide Access to Medical Care for Children and Families
RMHC Partners With Three Organizations That Use a "Train-the-Trainer" Model to Solve Some of the Most Pressing Issues in Childhood Health

OAK BROOK, IL, Aug 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- This July, the global offices of Ronald McDonald House Charities(R) (RMHC(R)) awarded three grants, totaling $749,094 to other non-profit organizations working to provide health care education, training and resources to health care professionals in communities in Africa, Latin America and the United States. Through its global grants program, RMHC seeks to fund sustainable projects that include a "train-the-trainer" model to their methodology and demonstrate measurable results as they address some of the most urgent issues related to children's health. RMHC funded these three projects in July 2012:

  • Partners in Health received $407,460 to train generalists and maternal health specialists in topics such as nutrition, reproductive health and HIV prevention in rural Rwanda.
  • National Cancer Foundation/CureSearch received $203,643 to support the training of child life specialists working with childhood cancer patients in pain management, end of life care, adolescent best practices.
  • Miraclefeet received $138,000 to support the treatment of clubfoot for children in Ecuador through the Ponseti method.
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