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1 BILLION PEOPLE LACK ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

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Poverty leads to ill health and ill health maintains poverty

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Early childhood health Impacts long-term wellbeing


Countries

Ecuador

THE NEED

  • 29% of children under 5 are malnourished
  • 15 hospital beds per 10,000 people
  • 38% of women become pregnant before the age of 20
  • 62% of babies under age 1 are anemic
  • Nearly 1/2 of deaths in children under 5 attributable to undernutrition

 

THE RESPONSE

  • Adult Cooking and Nutrition
  • Children's Cooking and Nutrition
  • Environmental Health 
  • Exercise and Wellness
  • Preventative Health Center
  • Community Library

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Nicaragua

THE NEED

  • 1 doctor for every 2,700 people
  • 58% increase in cases of dengue fever
  • 9.2 hospital beds for every 10,000 people
  • Adolescent pregnancies account for 1 in 4 births
  • 2nd highest childhood mortality rate in Central America


 

THE RESPONSE

  • Adolescent Health Education
  • Cedro Galán Health Clinic
  • Villa Guadalupe Health Clinic
  • Child Sponsorship and Nutrition
  • Preventative Health Education
  • Child Sponsorship
  • Lacrosse the Nations
  • Youth Health Career Education
  • Women's Exercise and Nutrition

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Ecuador Health Programs


Nicaragua Health Programs


"I am thankful for the clinic and how the doctor and nurse have always been there for me."

- Veronica, resident of 
Villa Guadalupe, Nicaragua

"You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition."

- Gro Brundtland
UN World Health Organization