A message from alum Sera Bonds, founder of Circle of Health International, regarding aid in the Philippines

in Outside Announcements
November 13th, 2013

As you know, a massive storm has left millions homeless and possibly tens of thousands dead in the Philippines. COHI is responding, this will be our 13th emergency response, and we’d like to solicit your support in spreading the word. Mamas and babies, as we all know, are in a lot of danger right now, and COHI is responding to their needs.

Please share this in your networks, our most recent blog post where folks can read about COHI’s response: http://cohintl.org/blog/150-amidst-the-waves-and-winds-cohi-responds-to-typhoon-haiyan

Donations are needed, we are maintaining our commitment to bringing green and environmentally responsible supplies in country, and purchasing as much locally as we can to support the local economy.

COHI is also taking CV’s and letters of interest for midwives, nurses, physicians, trauma specialists, public health professionals, and documentarians, interested in joining a team heading to the region. Students with relevant experience will be considered. We are not yet sure we will send a team, we are communicating locally in order to meet a need, we don’t want to future overwhelm the local responders. In the meantime we will start interviewing.

Please email me (sera@cohintl.org) with your CV, a letter of interest stating your availability (date you can leave and how long you can stay), and three professional and personal references. Fundraising will be part of each volunteer’s participation, until a donor is secured.

Thank you, and please share this with your network, colleagues, and community!

Sera Bonds, MPH


1905 Paramount Ave

Austin, Texas 78704