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Christmas in Haiti

Working with the people of Haiti has exposed our teams to the rich culture and customs of the people. Some vary slightly from family to family and village to village. Others remain consistent throughout the areas we work. We thought that it would be fitting at this season to share some of the Christmas customs practiced across Haiti. Christmas [...]

December 20th, 2016|Haiti|0 Comments

Remembering Nurses Who Work the Holidays

Either directly or through a loved one, nurses have touched all of our lives. Because of this, you know that many nurses across the country and throughout the world selflessly work through the holidays. Each holiday, nurses volunteer to take shifts so their colleagues can be home with family. They willingly put their patients' care [...]

December 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Holiday Project

Each year millions of people spend their holidays confined to hospitals, acute care and residential nursing homes. In fact, many residents outlive their family members and friends. For others, their family and friends have moved away. At the same time, there are many people who are looking for ways to give and make their holidays more [...]

December 13th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Safe Reconstructive Surgical Care

The need for timely and safe reconstructive surgical care and training in developing countries is enormous. Today, 5 billion people in the world do not have access to surgery when needed. Specifically, in low to-middle-income countries, 90% of people cannot access safe and timely surgical care (Lancet Commission on Global Surgery, 2015). ReSurge International's Care [...]

December 8th, 2016|ReSurge International Support|0 Comments

Meet Jonas from Tanzania

Jonas is 5 years old and lives with his family under a giant baobob tree on the plains of Tanzania. Jonas has the energy and curiosity of the typical little boy. He loves to run and play and watch the bee hives high in branches near his home. As a result, his curiosity got the [...]

December 6th, 2016|ReSurge International Support|0 Comments

Camp: Victoria’s Story

Victoria Barrios still remembers how life was like for her at seven years old: living with her two aunts while her parents took care of her sister Serenity, diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at three years old. She remembers the confusion she had to face when she didn’t know why her family was so physically [...]

Haiti After Hurricane Matthew

As you all know, on October 4, 2016, Haiti received a direct hit from Hurricane Matthew. We all waited anxiously for word about the communities where our solar water wells and school lunch programs operate. We are pleased to tell all of you that the solar wells are safe. Because of their location, the six remote [...]

November 29th, 2016|Haiti|0 Comments

With Gratefulness and Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a season of merriment and celebrations. It also evokes visions of families and friends gathered around a festive dinner table. But Thanksgiving is more than that. It is a time to reflect on all we have been blessed with and to give thanks. At Barco’s Nightingales Foundation, we feel especially [...]

November 24th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Why We Honor Nurses

The field of nursing is demanding and intense. Nurses must be compassionate, helpful and capable of making difficult decisions. It is for these traits and those below we honor the men and women who choose nursing as a profession. We Honor Their Personal Commitment Compassion and Empathy: Having a deep awareness of and sympathy for someone else’s suffering without judgment [...]

November 22nd, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Nursing Around the World

Barco’s Nightingales Foundation supports medical missions and ReSurge International programs in South America and Southeast Asia. But there are many medical missions and nursing immersion programs that serve around the world. Nurses and student nurses make a difference by dedicating their time and expertise every day. One example is  this amazing account of nursing students from the [...]

November 17th, 2016|Advocacy, Uncategorized|0 Comments