Health

IMPROVING THE HEALTH

Rescue Mission

are determined to improve the health of many people in developing countries, who have no access to basic medical and health care. Poor health means that they are not able to work and they have no access to money but still have to find a way of paying for their medical bills, resulting in a vicious cycle of poverty. As a result, many people with treatable illness die needlessly leaving their families without help. This situation leads to a vicious cycle of poverty and hopelessness. Yet, with your support to can make a massive difference in the lives of these marginalized and disadvantaged communities.

Rescue Mission

is improving the health conditions of the most vulnerable communities of the world because of the help of our donors, sponsors and medical volunteers who are training and working with local healthcare workers to provide medical care.

While so much have been achieved over the past years in reducing maternal and child mortality, there appears to be even greater need to support many children who are still infested with several illnesses mainly because of poverty, gender and outdated traditional practices.

With nearly 6million children dying annually from preventable diseases such malaria and symptoms such as diarrhoea, fever and pneumonia, the urgency to implement health mobilization strategies to combat

disease has never been greater. Many newborn babies and children are dying from malnutrition-induced diseases. With your support, we are working with pressure group to get various governments and global leaders to improve the health of millions of people especially children, girls and women.

THE PROBLEM IS ENORMOUS

The World Health Report 2018 reveals that while significant progress has been made in providing health care in many deprived communities around the World, in other areas improvement has slowed down and the gains made elsewhere are being easily lost. The most recent data available shows that:

  • Less 50% of people in the world today get all the health services they need

    • More than 100 million people live extreme poverty because of healthcare costs

    • Over 13 million people die every year before the age of 70 from cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes and cancer – most in low and middle-income countries.

    • Each day about 15,000 children under 5-years die, from preventable diseases.

    • Each year, more than 3 million babies die in their first month.

    • More than 50% of children under 5 years die from infectious diseases.

  • Around the World, less than 20% of children have access to routine immunizations and this results in deadly illnesses and defects.

Clearly, the world health problem is enormous but with collective efforts, this problem can easily be solved. Your donations and volunteering go a long way to solving the World Health problems especially amongst the most disadvantaged in our communities.

HOW ARE WE DOING THIS?

Every day, your donations and support are helping our volunteer doctors, nurses and health teams to save the lives of hard-to-reach communities in the most deprived parts of World. Below are some of the things that you are helping us to do:

Providing Access to a Health Facility

The Story of People in Omo Valley of Ethiopia

For many people in the remote parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America, access to health services is almost non-existence because of lack of health facilities. Often the journey to health facilities is more than 10 miles away and sick people have to walk or be carried on improved stretchers to these Centres because there are no roads and transports to get them to the nearest health facility. But with your help, we are building health facilities in these remote areas so that we can treat avoidable illnesses and prevent needless deaths. Our target is to build at least 100 health facilities – clinics in the most remote and disadvantaged communities around the world. We have already seen a drop in the number of cases of maternal and infant deaths in over 20 targeted communities.

Break the Blade – Stop Cutting

The “SaveLives” Project in GhanaFemale Genital

Mutilation Project in Burkina Faso and Indonesia

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) also known as ‘female genital cutting’ or ‘female circumcision’ is a practice that involves the removal of all, or part, of the female external genitalia. This practice is most common in Africa, the Middle East and Asia and some case reported in Europe and USA. In specific countries in sub-Sahara Africa, Asia and Middle East, 86–100% of the girls aged 15–18 are reported to be already circumcised

Female genital mutilation (FGM) affects nearly 150 million women or girls in the world, with about 2 million girls undergoing the procedure every year. There are no known health benefits to FGM but many serious harmful effects have been identified including constant pain, pain, tetanus and repeated infections that can lead to infertility and cysts as well as problems during labour which can be life threatening for mother and baby.

FGM is usually carried out on young girls before puberty starts, that’s between infancy and the age of 16. In some case, girls die from excessive bleeding and blood loss or infection as a direct result of the procedure.

Silence the Stigma Against HIV

HIV/AIDS Projects in Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa,

Botswana,Kenya and Uganda

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS in found in each country on Earth but varies in its prevalence. There are almost 38 million people who are infected with HIV around the world and resulting in more than 3 million deaths every year. About 25% of all people infected with HIV/AIDS reside within the region specifically in Eswatini (Swaziland), Botswana, and Lesotho. There are other countries with adult HIV prevalence rate of at least 10%. AIDS is a dreadful disease and venomous killer, particularly on the vast continent of Africa.

Our national, regional and local programmes that promote AIDS awareness in targeted countries and education and sensitization projects aimed at preventing the spread of this devastating disease are making significant impacts. The high levels of poverty and distortion of facts about HIV, superstitions and stigma about the disease has hindered progress in the reduction of spread of the disease and deaths. Our “Staying Health” programme provides HIV patients with nutritious meals to improve their immunity against the disease. Our Health Education programme is helping HIV patients to take care of their mental health, attend regular check-ups and maintain healthy relationships which all helps to improve their daily living.

BELOW ARE OTHER HEALTH PROGRAMMES WE’RE DOING;

Preventing Pneumonia in children is our priority children. Find out more and work with us to end preventable child deaths from pneumonia. 

Supplying medical supplies in partnership with GSK. Over 5 years, we aim to bring essential healthcare to 150k children.

Providing vital healthcare and medicines to a 70k population  Hospital. With 10 trained midwives, it’s one of South Sudan’s leading maternal care facilities, delivering six babies a day.

Implementing Emergency Health Unit means we have supplies, logistics experts and skilled surgeons, doctors and nurses ready to send anywhere in the world in the event of a major disaster or conflict.

Securing Vaccination to the vulnerable to immunisation in poorer countries through our No Child Born to Die campaign. More donations followed, enough to vaccinate 300m more children.

Your donations are making significant impact. We need your continual support to provide community-based health and nutrition services to women and girls of reproductive age, especially pregnant women, and children under the age of 2 years.