A few years ago we opened a center for basic health treatments and preventive healthcare. There are hundreds of people come to our epicenter looking for treatment and medicine.
A current related health problem is in the water they consume.
The wells from where they collect water are full of bacteria and parasites. This still the cause of many diseases among the population, especially in children.
Our priority in the area of health is the construction of new water well for the village.
Also, we are planning to build a Child Care and Nutrition Prevention Center. So we will be able to assiste the community.
- 22.8% of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa is undernourished, the highest prevalence of all regions in the world. (Hunger Relief in Africa).
- Poor nutrition is the cause of almost half of children under 5 years old deaths. Approximately 3.1 million children die from undernutrition each year (UNICEF, 2018a).
- One out of six children — roughly 100 million — in developing countries is underweight. (World Hunger Statistics).
- One in four of the world’s children is stunted. In developing countries, the proportion can rise to one in three. (Food Aid Foundation).
- 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, 23 million who live in Africa, which impacts their ability to learn (World Food Programme [WFP], 2012).