global health

  • Her first morning in Roatán, Honduras, Lia Thompson stood on the island’s one paved road at 7 a.m. hailing a taxi. “I was a little overwhelmed at first,” Lia says with a laugh, “but it’s actually really easy. You just stand on the side of the road you want to go down. It’s a cool little island.” Soon enough, a cab came along and took Lia to the Roatán Volunteer Pediatric [...]

    May 9, 2018


  • Find out what inspired Global Healing’s founder Jo Ann McGowan, and how one person can change the world through compassion and determination. Who was Jo Ann McGowan? Jo Ann McGowan was the founder and executive director of two nonprofit organizations located in Northern California, Heart to Heart International Children’s Medical Alliance and Global Healing. She dedicated the later part of her life to ensuring that no child would die from a treatable [...]

    March 7, 2018


  • Global Healing: looking to 2018. It’s Halloween, so we’ll come out and say it: change can be scary. Here at Global Healing and at our program sites around the world, lots of changes are underway. Rather than spooked, we’re excited for what’s to come. You will be, too, when you read about the new people, practices and projects we’re involved with into next year to improve care for children and [...]

  • Written by Amy Cook, Global Healing Chief Communications Officer Since joining Global Healing in 2009, I have been privileged to experience first-hand how Global Healing programs improve patient care in developing countries. As I conclude my tenure as Board Chair, I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has given their time, resources, and support to our work. You have made a direct impact on the health of children and mothers [...]

    February 3, 2017