The World Health Organization has identified five diseases that cause 70% of the deaths in children in developing countries. Those diseases include malnutrition, dehydration, pneumonia, measles, and malaria. More than half of these early childhood deaths are due to conditions that could be prevented or treated with access to simple, affordable interventions, according to the WHO. Our program seeks to provide these interventions in a cost effective manner for the poor villages we serve in Uganda.
Management of Malnutrition requires growth monitoring, for early detection. This allowes focussed nutritional teaching.
Dehydration can be limited by improving water sources and better hygiene practices. Oral rehydration solution can be lifesaving when it occurs.
Prevention of Measles requires an effective immunization program. This is proven to protect children from illness and death.
Pneumonia and Malaria are more dangerous in weaker children without immediate access to healthcare. Our nurses and clinical officers are trained to diagnose and treat common infectious diseases with available resources.