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.
We can cure rickets for only $15
Meet Simon, a child suffering from nutritional rickets.
Simon is a 4 year old boy who was brought by his mother to the team of GHP volunteers because he was unable to walk. His painful swollen joints and leg deformities suggested rickets, and the diagnosis was confirmed with X-rays. Nutritional rickets is easily curable, but impoverished families in rural Kenya lack access to the high doses of vitamin D that are needed for successful treatment.
We can cure rickets for Simon and other children at a total cost of only $15.
GHP provides essential medicine and supplies for the nurses to treat patients at a very low cost. Our GHP team of volunteer health care professionals visit regularly to provide training that improves the quality of local health care.
Your generosity has touched the lives of many African children and their families who are in need of medical care. Simon is one of those children whose life was dramatically improved from a donation to the work of GHP in Kenya.
Every newborn deserves a chance at life.
Being born is difficult and dangerous work.
Babies do not get good oxygenation through the placenta during labor for at least a minute of every contraction. A trip through the birth canal is not easy. If the baby is unable to initiate breathing at birth their oxygen levels fall even lower. Ten percent of babies need resuscitation at birth. One quarter of neonatal deaths are due to birth asphyxia. If low oxygenation can be diagnosed and treated these otherwise healthy babies have a chance at a full, productive life.
A donation to GHP will mean more hospitals and clinics can provide newborn services that have never been available before.
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.
What a fun run it was!
Thank you to our great sponsors!
- BC Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins
- NM Health & Wellness Partners, LLC
- Merrill Lynch, The O’Connell Group
- Foot and Ankle Associates of NM
- Miriam Rand & Ona Porter
- Sage Neuroscience Center
- Lynn & Associates LLC
- Bosque Running Shop
- Run for Global Health
- NM Travel Health
- Humble Coffee
- Hello Deli
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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