Save the Children Federation

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Jun 14, 2010

Haiti- 6 month progress report

Summary: Over the past four months, since the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010, Save the Children has worked nonstop to alleviate children’s suffering and ensure their well-being. Through your generosity and that of other donors, Save the Children has delivered lifesaving relief and today is also transitioning to longer-term recovery programs in the worst-affected communities. We continue to coordinate our responses with government partners, other local and international non-governmental organizations through the United Nations cluster system, and are working with local authorities and communities to address the most urgent needs of children and support their protection and recovery.

To date, over 550,000 children and adults who care for them have benefited from our work in Port-au-Prince, Léogâne, Jacmel and Petit Goave and surrounding communities.

*Please see attached document for full report


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Apr 13, 2010

Haiti Relief Efforts- 3 Months

Save the Children plans to provide emergency assistance to save lives, alleviate suffering, and support the recovery of 800,000 people (including 470,000 children) affected by the 12 January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. We plan to transition into longer term rehabilitation and reconstruction to ensure a better future for Haiti’s children.

Number of beneficiaries we plan to reach: 800,000 Number of total beneficiaries reached so far: *553,009

*number includes distributed medical supplies and medicines to support beneficiaries over 6 wk period. Please note that the beneficiary numbers have not been updated since sitrep 32 as the team is currently going through an exercise of verifying numbers.


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Apr 13, 2010

Timely Treatment Helps Wilmer Survive Pneumonia

Wilmer
Wilmer

In Remote Nicaragua, Timely Treatment Helps Wilmer Survive Pneumonia-

When children in many remote mountain communities in Nicaragua face a health crisis, help is no longer hours away by foot or horseback.

With donors' support, Save the Children is training and equipping community health workers to deliver front-line care to children right in their homes. Our goal is to save more of the 24,000 children who die daily worldwide from preventable or treatable illnesses through simple, low-cost interventions.

Wilmer, 2, whose family lives far in the hills of Nicaragua, was one of the many children your support helps us reach. Because Save the Children trained Natividad, a local community health worker, and provided her with a kit of essential medicines and supplies, Wilmer was diagnosed and treated for pneumonia before his condition became life-threatening.

Wilmer had recurrent bouts of pneumonia. "The first time it happened I was very scared," said his mother, Maximina. "I thought he might die."

Maximina learned from Natividad how to recognize pneumonia's symptoms. When Wilmer began showing these danger signals she took him to Natividad's home.

Natividad gave Wilmer an antibiotic and instructed Maximina to provide regular doses for the next week. Natividad also urged Maxima to make sure Wilmer was well-fed, drinking liquid, and stayed warm and dry.

Wilmer started improving the next day and, when Natividad came to visit five days later, she was pleased to see how well he was recovering.

"I am very grateful for Natividad's help and to all those who support this health program," said Maximina.

Photo Caption: Maximina, left, listens to community health worker Natividad. Through Save the Children's training and supplies, Natividad is able to diagnose and treat pneumonia – the world's number-one killer of children.

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