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Healthcare of indigenous tsotsil children, Chiapas

by Sanando Heridas, A.C.
Healthcare of indigenous tsotsil children, Chiapas
Healthcare of indigenous tsotsil children, Chiapas
Healthcare of indigenous tsotsil children, Chiapas
Healthcare of indigenous tsotsil children, Chiapas
Healthcare of indigenous tsotsil children, Chiapas
Healthcare of indigenous tsotsil children, Chiapas
Healthcare of indigenous tsotsil children, Chiapas
Healthcare of indigenous tsotsil children, Chiapas

Summary

With this project, the medical team of Sanando Heridas will provide 600 medical consultations to 200 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.

$14,500
total goal
$12,557
remaining
5
days

Challenge

According to the INEGI survey of 2015, 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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

This project will reduce the mortality of 200 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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.sanandoheridas.org.mx
Web page
Facebook page

Organization Information

Sanando Heridas, A.C.

Location: Estado de Mexico - Mexico
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @sanandoheridas
Project Leader:
Leticia Aguilar
San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas Mexico
April 2021 Accelerator
Donations: $1,943 raised ($5,000 needed)
 
Donors: 49 (40 needed)
 
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