The United Nations states, “Children whose parents have already died are disadvantaged in numerous and often devastating ways….They are likely to be poorer and less healthy than non-orphans.” We provide free medical care to over 2000 children. Several of our Villages have on-site clinics that provide basic medical care and where there is not yet a clinic, the children are taken to local clinics and their costs are covered. Knowing they have help when they are sick brings tremendous relief to the VOH children.
According to the World Health Organization, in 2012 Malaria was responsible for an estimated 627,000 deaths, mostly among African children. Malaria is preventable and curable and increased malaria prevention and control measures dramatically reduce the burden of malaria in many places.
At Village of Hope, children are provided with treated mosquito nets. Treated nets are proven to be an effective first line of prevention. In addition, malaria tests are given when a child displays symptoms that could be malaria and if the test is positive treatment is started immediately.
How you can help us provide Healthcare:
- Malaria test and treatment $15 per patient
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