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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

  • 52.8% of the population is overweight, and 18% obese
  • 1.6 hospital beds per 1,000 people
  • 77.9 births per 1,000 women ages 15-19
  • 12.1% of people are undernourished

 

THE RESPONSE

  • Adult Cooking and Nutrition
  • Children's Nutrition and Exercise
  • Preventative health workshops and partnerships
  • Shadowing local Doctor
  • Community Center
  • Antorcha de la Vida Partnership

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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
  • 1,000 Days of Difference (Maternal & Child Health)
  • Community Health Promotion
  • Lacrosse the Nations

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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