According to UNICEF, “Children orphaned by HIV/AIDS are disadvantaged in numerous and often devastating ways. In addition to the trauma of witnessing the sickness and death of one or both parents, they are likely to be poorer and less healthy than non-orphans. They are more likely to suffer damage to their cognitive and emotional development”.
Villages of Hope-Africa provides free medical care for over 2000 children. Several of the Villages have on-site clinics that provide the VOH children with basic medical care. In locations where there is not yet a clinic, the children are taken to local clinics when they are ill.
A 2010 World Health Organization report states:
“An estimated 655, 000 deaths, mostly among African children, where a child dies every minute from malaria. Malaria is preventable and curable. Increased malaria prevention and control measures are dramatically reducing the malaria burden in many places.”
At Village of Hope, children are provided with treated mosquito nets. Treated nets are proven to be a very effective first line of prevention. In addition, malaria tests are given when a VOH child displays symptoms that could be malaria and if the test is positive treatment is started immediately.
Knowing that they will be helped when they are sick brings a tremendous relief to children of Villages of Hope.
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