Assessments & Programs for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children
Too many kids live without access to general healthcare. We just don’t think that is ok. So we provide general health assessments, treat acute needs and coordinate health programs for other organizations all over the globe. Because it is what we believe can make a lasting impact.
The human tragedy of a child becoming orphaned is a daily reality around the globe. These children are not statistics, they are real children living without parents to protect and nurture them. It is estimated that more than 16 million children under 18 have been orphaned by AIDS with 14.8 million of these children living in sub-Saharan Africa. Children by far are the most vulnerable among people living in resource limited countries. Already disadvantaged, limited or no access to basic health care services only throws these children further into poverty and desperation.
Communities, churches, organizations and governments are beginning to understand the desperate need for comprehensive services to care for children that are orphaned and vulnerable around the globe. These partnerships are essential to insure these children are protected and empowered to reach their full potential in life. Health care provides an opportunity to identify children most in need and also provides a foundation that allows them to start living productive and healthy lives.
In the past two years, we have assessed over 2000 children living in orphanages in Haiti, Ghana and Liberia. We feel called to serve orphans and vulnerable children around the globe through medical care assessments and program planning. These health services include the facilitation of immunizations, surgical services, clean water provision, deworming, acute and chronic disease assessment and management, nutritional analysis and programatic interventions, HIV/AIDS testing and treatment and distribution of thousands of insecticide-treated mosquito nets to prevent malaria. You name it chances are we can do it, or we will organize a medical team to make it happen.