Health Projects

health1Promoting and enhancing health, while educating and empowering communities, not only advances economic productivity but also helps in building capacity among people. Some of our health projects will include the Backpack project, where provision of basic, everyday items and supplies will be used to support various populations. The vast majority of neglected diseases can be prevented and treated with simple education or medical practices. In our efforts to provide assistance to these communities, our neglected disease projects will include medical care through the provision of emergency health kits, vaccinations, inexpensive treatments, vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements. We intend to provide infrastructure and transportation to increase access to medical care while ensuring that high quality and safe health care is received. Projects will also include provision of tools and services such as glucometers, urinary analysis kits, regular eye and foot check-ups for diabetic and hypertensive patients, prenatal and post natal services including STD screening, access to midwives and well baby exams. Neglected conditions such as pre-eclampsia and eclampsia programs will provide support and assistance to diagnosed mothers and their newborns. Treatments for seizures and blood pressure reduction will be provided. We recognize that care does not end in the hospital and we intend to follow-up with our patients and make sure that they have necessary provisions such as baby clothes, diapers, baby supplies and therapies for grief support. As education is a major part of our mission, we intend to facilitate a Women’s Literacy program. The needs of each community will be assessed through needs assessment and programs will be designed based on the interests of the participants. These programs will equip women with basic nutrition education through agricultural initiatives. These initiatives will allow them to continually build sustainable livelihoods for their children and families for many generations to come. Our Children’s Health projects will focus on educating children about food choices and addressing their nutritional needs through Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods (RUTF) to help combat and manage nutritional deficiencies in children below the age of 5 years.

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