This project will immunize 570 children in a small Cambodian village against Hepatitis B, diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus, all potentially fatal and preventable diseases.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In the U.S., childhood immunizations are routine and taken for granted. In Cambodia, rural children often die from preventable infection and disease. Cambodia's child mortality rate is among the world's highest. The Sharing Foundation (TSF) seeks funding to immunize 570 children in the rural village of Roteang, outside Phnom Penh. Government and NGO health programs rarely reach this village of 3,304 Cambodians. This project will protect village children from life-threatening illnesses.
How will this project solve this problem?
Children will receive 3 Hep B shots and 3 DPT (under age 6) or TT (ages 6 - 18) shots. TSF staff and medical student volunteers will administer vaccines at three intervals, eight weeks apart, followed by needed booster shots six months later.
Potential Long Term Impact
The goal of this project is to ensure that these village children grow up healthy and strong so that they can benefit from public education and become productive, contributing members of their community and Cambodian society.
Total Funding Received to Date: $9,956
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $9,956 . The original project funding goal was $18,700.