With this project, the medical team of Sanando Heridas will provide 1500 medical consultations to 500 children from the highlands of Chiapas who are in extreme poverty, with translation into tsotsil, including the medicine. These actions will help prevent curable diseases such as respiratory or gastrointestinal infections and malnutrition from becoming fatal.
According to the INEGI survey of 2018, a comparison of infant mortality in Mexico, between the national average of 10.8%, in Chiapas of 16.6%, in the Altos region, the area where we work, is 34.5%. Children under 5 years old suffer wasting and emaciation, this decreases their school performance, aggravates the vicious cycle of infection / malnutrition and exposes them to be more susceptible to risk diseases. Under these conditions, diseases that can be preventable or curable, become serious.
INEGI reported in 2017 that in Chiapas there is one doctor for every 706 inhabitants. Chiapas ranks last for the number of specialized health professionals, but those most required are rural doctors, since in the communities furthest from the municipal capitals, health services are practically nil. Our organization Health team is a great option to prevent diseases and provide medical attention to children and their families in this area. We save lives.
This project will reduce the mortality of 500 indigenous Tsotsil children due to preventable and curable diseases in the localities. Through counseling, we will strengthen healthy habits, preventing the main infectious diseases and malnutrition, improving their level of development.
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