Children
 Haiti
Project #12364

Well-baby Care Vaccination Program in rural Haiti

by GlobeMed at Truman State
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Summary

Our Well-baby Care Vaccination Program aims to wipe out preventative diseases on the Torbeck Plain in Haiti. GlobeMed at Truman State University is partnering with Maison de Naissance to make high quality vaccines accessible to every family in MN's immediate zone of service. The program vaccinates all mothers and children against diptheria, tetanus, polio, German measles, and rubella.
$8,914
total raised
141
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Adverse health effects decrease productivity and life expectancy for children living in rural Haiti. Preventable diseases such as tetanus, polio and measles are a huge threat to the growing young population.

Solution

The Well-baby Care Vaccination Program prevents childhood disease through consistent checkups and the administering of vaccinations against childhood diseases. These vaccines have the incredible potential to establish herd immunity, or the percentage of a population that must be immune, to prevent spread of a contagion in a community.

Long-Term Impact

Through this program, every child in Maison de Naissance's zone of service will be vaccinated against childhood diseases. Each baby delivered at the clinic will be vaccinated against disease. A community that is protected against disease will foster a strong and growing young population with the potential to empower and strengthen their entire community.

Resources

https:/​/​www.facebook.com/​GlobeMedatTrumanStateUniversity?ref=hl
The WHO resources on immunizations

Organization Information

GlobeMed at Truman State

Location: Kirksville, MO - USA
Website: http:/​/​globemed.org/​impact/​trumanstate/​
Project Leader:
GlobeMed at Truman
Kirksville, MO United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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