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.