How much does it cost to survive during a pandemic?
Sixteen percent of Global Health Partnership’s annual budget goes toward food for the very poor. Years ago Global Health Partnerships began a program to feed HIV orphans who were being cared for by grandmothers with no resources. Out of this grew a program to support orphans and poor families with food, school fees, uniforms, shoes and supplies. Very poor families are recommended for this program, are interviewed by the clinic nurse before acceptance, and are tracked by his assistant. Without the assistance of GHP these families would have no food at all. It only costs $8 per month…to keep a person in Kenya from starving. Even during a global pandemic. Childhood malnutrition is assessed at every clinic visit. Hungry and undernourished children are referred to this program for help. Now is when they need help the most. When times are good these very poor families do not have enough food to prevent malnutrition. Now is when they need your support the very most.
This is the reason GHP has an ambulance and driver!
As COVID-19 hits the developing world, YOU can help, painlessly!
This is how easily mother-to-child HIV transmission can be prevented
It is as easy as this.
Pregnant women are tested for HIV at their first antenatal visit. If positive they are begun on antiretroviral medications. This keeps them healthy during their pregnancy. When they give birth the baby receives his/her first dose of antiretroviral medications before they are put to the breast. If this medication regimen is repeated daily for the first 6 months of life, there is less than a 1% chance that the baby will become HIV positive.
Global Health Partnerships helps keep the medical infrastructure in place to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child.
Four hours is a lot of time to spend
getting bad water.
Gathering water is a childhood activity in Kenya. It takes up to four hours, twice a day, for children to gather water for the family. This is the rule, not the exception in sub Saharan Africa. Gathering water takes precedence over school, study, work, and play. The task is much more difficult during the dry season.
The lack of water is an insurmountable obstacle to overcoming poverty. Without water you can’t grow food, you can’t build housing, you can’t go to school, you can’t go to work, and you can’t stay healthy.
And yet, for all the work these children do gathering water, it is not good water. Every 90 seconds a child dies of waterborne illness.
Global Health Partnerships wants to help these children help themselves.
Your donation can help.
Meet the Muende Family
The head of the Muinde household is a young widow who is so poor she cannot afford to feed her children. This family was identified by Global Health Partnerships as one of the 24 families who could not survive without a monthly donation of staple foods from GHP. The children in this family could not attend school without school fee support from GHP. This family had only an unsafe, insecure, substandard home to live in.
Now the Muende family have a simple but safe home, enough food to grow and thrive, and the children can attend school. With your help GHP can continue to provide for their health. Help more families like the Muindes on this Giving Tuesday.
Children are dying needlessly.
Global Health Partnerships can help!
Health care for the very poor in Kenya has suffered.
This year, more children have died from treatable infectious diseases and from lack of immunizations in Kenya than during any other time since Global Health Partnerships has been serving there. Why is this happening? First, the doctors were on strike for more than three months over issues of basic pay and working conditions. Now, Kenyan nurses have been on strike since mid-May over poor pay and intolerable working conditions. Most recently the Kenyan Supreme Court has called for repeat national elections, causing more chaos and disruption of services. Meanwhile, infants and children have been dying at an unprecedented rate due to health problems that can be treated.
Community Health Workers, trained and supported by GHP, have still been visiting newborns. However, once they identify an ill infant, access to hospital care is more difficult than ever.
Global Health Partnerships can help. We can provide transportation, care, medicine, and support to families with sick children.
Don’t let these children die needlessly.
Global Health Partnerships can help.
You can support a Community Health Worker to make life-saving home visits on a newborn for only $10. Please help GHP extend this program.
In Kenya, we support primary health care and prevention of llness for approximately 35,000 very poor people with an emphasis on improving the health and survival of young children.
We provide direct medical services, deliver medical supplies and equipment, and provide training to local community health providers. We support outreach clinics for the very isolated.
We support a life-saving ambulance that is critical to the transportation of surgcial, medical, and obstetrical emergencies. Without this ambulance, emergency services would simply be out of reach for the 35,000 people we serve.
We support full time obstetrical services, delivered by three wonderful Kenya nurses. These services are delivered in our new maternity center.
Needs In Kenya
Funds to cover the costs of medicine, supplies, and emergency transportation. Furnishings, including beds and medical equipment, for the new maternity center. Funds to continue educational programs for the Community Health Workers who extend our medical mission to the very isolated. Donate now.
Global Health Partnerships (GHP) is a non-profit organization of medical professionals and other volunteers who work in Kenya as partners with local community organizations and health care providers to improve the health and well being of the poor and marginalized.
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