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Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR

by Fundación Grupo Puntacana
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR
Improving lives of 3,000 disabled children in DR

Summary

This project will contribute to improve the life conditions of the disabled children of La Altagracia Province in the Dominican Republic, especially those living in poverty in the Punta Cana region, through the creation of a specialized health center in the community of Veron that will benefit to more than 3,000 children

$195,000
total goal
$76,210
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
8
months

Challenge

In the eastern region of the Dominican Republic there are no entities offering specialized health care to disabled children . According to a survey conducted in 2018 by Grupo Puntacana Foundation and partners, only in vulnerable communities in the Punta Cana region there are more than 150 disabled children (down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy) . 90% are 0-10 years old and belong to dysfunctional families. Due to lack of health care they live with great hardships and social disadvantage

Solution

A health center is being created in the community of Veron, which will have suitable facilities and equipment as well as capable staff to serve underserved disabled children , aged 0-12. It will offer: Evaluation, diagnoses and treatment (Early care, behavioral, speech, occupational, physical and family therapies; and pediatrics, physiatry, nutrition, psychiatry, nurses, social work areas as well, among others) aiming to improve the physical and mental conditions of the beneficiaries

Long-Term Impact

The first stage of the project will bring the following benefits to more than 3,000 families living in the deprived communities of La Altagracia Province: Decreased socio-economic cost of disabilities, decreased social disadvantage caused by disabilities, substantial improvement of the life conditions of the beneficiary patients and their families, better professional practices and training of the human resources involved due to the partnership with renowned medical entities

Resources

http:/​/​puntacana.org/​

Organization Information

Fundación Grupo Puntacana

Location: Santo Domingo, no applicable - Dominican Republic
Website:
Project Leader:
Margarita Pilier
Santo Domingo, no applicable Dominican Republic

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