Health Screenings for Primary School Students

by HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh Vetted since 2009 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

Bangladesh has a severe need for health workers, especially in rural areas. For those living in remote areas, seeking health services comes with geographical and financial strain since visiting a physician means travelling long distances and paying high out of pocket expenses with limited resources. HOPE Foundation will provide free health screenings for 200 primary school students to ensure they are free of impairments and disease and in utmost health to maximize achieving academic success

$5,000
total goal
$4,700
remaining
3
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Many Bangladeshi children grow up in abject poverty which significantly impacts children's' access to health services, a healthy diet, and education. Many children are not fully vaccinated, stunted, and anemic. Safe drinking water is not always available and sanitation systems are insufficient. High rates of blindness and visual impairment cause children to drop out of school resulting in a vicious cycle of poverty and illiteracy guaranteeing that they will continue to be vulnerable

Solution

HOPE will provide health screening in schools for 200 Primary school children in rural Bangladesh. This includes screening of general health, vision screening, growth and development assessment (height & weight), spinal screening, assessment of anemia/nutritional status, learning disorders, physical impairments, common skin conditions, oral checkup and heart defects. Vaccination, deworming, and micronutrient supplementation (Vitamin A & IFA) will be provided as needed.

Long-Term Impact

Students will gain a heightened awareness of healthy habits and behaviors including proper hand washing to ward off illness and prevent disease. If needed, students will receive medical intervention including eye glasses and surgery. Fostering a healthy school environment will help children form healthy habits that will continue throughout their lives. Promoting health in schools will maximize academic performance and ensure that children develop normally and participate fully in their youth

Resources

http:/​/​www.hopeforbangladesh.org
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Project Leader:
Iftikher Mahmood
President
Miami, FL United States

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