Health and Sanitation
Health comparison statistics for the UK and countries where ChildAid currently operates:
Every single one of the 340,500 babies born in the world each day, we believe to be created in the image of God, with all the inherent dignity which that brings. Lists of statistics are dry and somewhat abstract. When you consider though, for example, out each of the 1,000 babies born in Mali each year, 101 will die before their first birthday, or that a baby born today in the Democratic Republic of Congo will only live to the age of 48, these figures bring home to us the grim reality of the state of the world today.
Into these desperate situations, ChildAid partners provide projects to alleviate needs in the areas of health and sanitation.
Brazil - Evangelical Mission to Assist Fishermen As part of the sponsorship programme child have access to medical and dental care, performed by Brazilian medical professionals from the cities, volunteering to help their neighbours in isolated coastal communities.
Guatemala - Casa del Alfarero Medical staff from Guatemala and also international volunteers provide clinics to provide help to the Treasures of the Guatemala City Dump communities. CdA all help with the cost of hospital treatments and also in transporting emergency cases.
Haiti- Haitian Calvary International Ministries Following the Cholera outbreak in 2010 which occurred after the devastating earthquake, HCIM have provided and maintain tanks of purified water across the island of La Gonave. They are also providing education in basic healthcare techniques.
South Africa - Grace Christian School Many of the children supported by ChildAid are HIV+ and some are in the terminal stages of AIDS related illnesses. Children will acute and chronic illnesses are given extra care at school, with the involvement of parents wherever possible.
Children receive regular education in healthy lifestyles and disease prevention as part of the school curriculum.