The project will provide mobile health care services to 5,000 street kids in Lusaka, Zambia. Currently street kids have no access to proper medical facilities and when they seek medical services from clinics that are ill equipped they are referred to other clinics making it hard to access medical services in good time. As a result, there have been deaths us well patients being subjected to unnecessary delays to access medical services. Fountain of Hope will take health care to the street.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
There has been an increase in STIs, malaria, and other disease among street kids in Zambia. There has also been in increase in the number of street children in need of healthcare. The medical centres where children could access medical services are far and they are congested most of the time. There are is no mobile healthcare service catering for street kids and most of these kids do not know where the hospitals and clinics are located.
How will this project solve this problem?
Working with its outreach team Fountain of Hope has been providing health care and screaming, and referral services to street kids who come to Fountain of Hope to access basic services. The children are in need of health services which are currently is not being provided on the street. There has been an increase in the number of children dying on the street from curable diseases. The project will help to cure and prevent deaths of street kids on the streets through mobile health project.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will train provide healthcare to 50000 street kids and teach them first aid techniques and hygiene. There will be teachings in cholera prevention and how to get help in case of an emergency. The kids will be taught where to access types to medical health.There will be less deaths from preventable diseases and health of children will be improved. Deaths from accidents from arising from being hit by motor vehicles will also be reduced.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.