Going beyond the Centre
At a glance:
- Our in-school clinics treat common ailments & make referrals.
- Community seed distribution & farmer education to improve agricultural yields.
- Mosquito net distribution to reduce malaria.
- Clean water projects. Read more.
will cover a malnourished child's rehabilitation for one month
1 "Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health - Malnutrition" World Health Organisation
2 "Child mortality - Millenium Development Goal (MDG) 4" World Health Organisation
Here we provide free treatment for conditions outside the scope of local hospitals, such as parasitic infections, malnutrition, physical neglect and recovery from illnesses. The Centre provides in-patient and out-patient treatment, home visits, parent education including hygiene and agriculture, as well as support groups for those caring for orphans.
More than 9 million children under the age of five die every year. Around 70% of these early child deaths are due to conditions that could be prevented or treated with access to simple, affordable interventions. Leading causes of death in under-five children are pneumonia, diarrhoea and health problems during the first month of life. Children in developing countries are ten times more likely to die before the age of five than those in developed countries.2
Rehabilitation and support
child deaths are linked to malnutrition1
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Access to healthcare reduces suffering and premature death. It increases productivity keeping people in education and work.
Wherever we can we meet basic needs in our local community. Many are too poor to afford life saving healthcare provisions such as mosquito nets or to treat common ailments. Such interventions are simple and cheap yet save many lives.