Project #2443

Health Education Among the Ultra-poor

by Surmang Foundation


To improve health among the school children in the Surmang catchment by advancing health education
total goal
monthly donors
years active


There are over 300 children in this region who attend primary school. Their families are nomads and farmers who make less that US14ยข/day. The schools are unheated and have broken windows and mud floors; no soccer pitches, no basketball courts. Are attended by children who have no soap, toothbrushes, one set of clothing.


Provide stoves, repair windows, install floors; install soccer and basketball courts; blackboards, desks chairs, pencils, notebooks, winter clothing, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap. Comm. Health Workers teach health ed., visits by Surmang's docs

Long-Term Impact

Decrease in chronic upper GI problems; Decrease of tooth loss due to infection, lack of early detection. Decrease in iodine-deficiency through regular examination. Decrease in flu-type virus due to lack of clothing and heat

Additional Documentation

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


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IT distance medical education poverty China
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Organization Information

Surmang Foundation

Location: Boulder, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Lee Weingrad
Boulder, CO United States

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