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Giving ALAS to children born with immunodeficiency

by Mexican Foundation for Girls and Boys with Primary Immunodeficiencies
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Giving ALAS to children born with immunodeficiency
Giving ALAS to children born with immunodeficiency
Giving ALAS to children born with immunodeficiency

Summary

Out of 100 children born without immune system each year, 70 will die before five years old due to lack of medical diagnostic. Primary Immunodeficiencies led to serious infections in children, like pneumonias, and first contact medical personnel cannot identify the cause. This project will give training to 5000 medical doctors in 8 countries in Latin America to allow them to identify these diseases early in time giving children the opportunity and hope to survive with adequate treatment.

$50,000
total goal
$49,343
remaining
10
donors
0
monthly donors
11
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Challenge

In Latin America, 1 out of 8000 children is born with a Primary Immunodeficiency (PI). Of these, 70 out of 100 will die before they get a diagnostic, because these diseases are not well known by medical doctors. Families desperately search the diagnostic for their kids and when they finally get it, it turns out the kids are very deteriorated of all the infections they underwent and even with treatment their quality of life is poor.

Solution

This project will train 5000 medical doctors in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Brasil. It will also raise awareness through social media about the Warning Signs for Primary Immunodeficiencies to facilitate families suspect and identify them.

Long-Term Impact

Medical doctors will be able to early diagnose children born without immune system, families will suspect and identify the signs, so in the long run: -Deaths of children with this disease will decrease. -It will prevent disabilities in children with PI caused by recurrent serious infections before diagnostic. -These children would survive by getting proper treatment and grow with health, better quality of life, achieving their life projects.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​iniciativaalas.org
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What We Do
Alert Signs of Primary Immunodeficiencies

Organization Information

Mexican Foundation for Girls and Boys with Primary Immunodeficiencies

Location: HUIXQUILUCAN - Mexico
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @FumeniAC
Project Leader:
Mayela Garcia
HUIXQUILUCAN, ESTADO DE MEXICO Mexico
$657 raised of $50,000 goal
 
28 donations
$49,343 to go
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