Our impact on global health
Today, nearly 19,000 children under age 5 will die of mostly preventable causes, such as diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia. We focus on child and maternal health, working with local doctors, hospitals and other medical institutions.
Poverty has been shown to negatively influence child health and development along a number of dimensions.Most poor communities also lack basic sanitation services capable of providing potable water. Contaminated water exposes kids to parasites and other serious diseases. Together, these threats make it difficult for poor children to remain healthy and active.
How We HelpAt Hands For Giving, we never forget this simple truth: Healthy children have a better chance at overcoming poverty and leading happier, more successful lives.
Hands For Giving sponsors programs focused on children's overall health by providing access to:
- Routine checkups
- Curative procedures
- Dental care
- Malnutrition screening and rehabilitation
- Health and hygiene education
- Anti-parasite treatment and education
- An Emergency Medical Fund for children with critical injuries or illness.