Health
 China
Project #2443

Health Education Among the Ultra-poor

by Surmang Foundation
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Summary

To improve health among the school children in the Surmang catchment by advancing health education
$15,474
total raised
229
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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).

Resources

http:/​/​www.surmang.org
health promotion Tibet Khampa poverty China
IT distance medical education poverty China
network community poverty rural health IT China

Organization Information

Surmang Foundation

Location: Boulder, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.surmang.org
Project Leader:
Lee Weingrad
Founder
Boulder, CO United States

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