Project Medishare | Child Health & Nutrition
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ENSURING CHILDREN GROW INTO HAPPY, HEALTHY ADULTS

Intestinal parasites can consume up to 20 percent of a child’s nutritional intake every day. Affects of parasites include anemia, vitamin deficiencies, a weakened immune system, lethargy, and poor physical and cognitive growth. Similarly, vaccinations play an important role in preventing disease and illness in children. In most cases, ridding a child of parasitic worms, along with life-saving immunizations, can mean the difference between leading a healthy, productive life and death.

Our mobile clinics, home visits and in-school health programs provide children from infants to adolescents with much-needed access to basic healthcare. Some of the services we provide include physical exams, vision and hearing screening, de-worming medication, and treatment for anemia and malnutrition.

Many parents in Haiti struggle to provide their children with a healthy, well-balanced meal everyday. Providing children with a meal during the school day cannot only reduce malnutrition, but can also improve school attendance and overall health, preparing them for a bright future. Project Medishare operates a lunch program at two schools in Thomonde and Lahoye. Since launching last October, nearly 500 students have received lunch while at school. The food, which includes fresh fruits and vegetables, is purchased locally, and prepared by women in the community using environmentally friendly clean cook stoves

24,000

Children Reached Each Year

120

Schools Visited

8,495

Infants Vaccinated

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