Health
 Cambodia
Project #1708

Provide 570 children with life-saving vaccines

by The Sharing Foundation

Summary

This project will immunize 570 children in a small Cambodian village against Hepatitis B, diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus, all potentially fatal and preventable diseases.
$9,956.00
total raised
112
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

In the U.S., childhood immunizations are routine and taken for granted. In Cambodia, rural children often die from preventable infection and disease. Cambodia's child mortality rate is among the world's highest. The Sharing Foundation (TSF) seeks funding to immunize 570 children in the rural village of Roteang, outside Phnom Penh. Government and NGO health programs rarely reach this village of 3,304 Cambodians. This project will protect village children from life-threatening illnesses.

Solution

Children will receive 3 Hep B shots and 3 DPT (under age 6) or TT (ages 6 - 18) shots. TSF staff and medical student volunteers will administer vaccines at three intervals, eight weeks apart, followed by needed booster shots six months later.

Long-Term Impact

The goal of this project is to ensure that these village children grow up healthy and strong so that they can benefit from public education and become productive, contributing members of their community and Cambodian society.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.sharingfoundation.org
TSF Spring 2003 newsletter article, p. 2
Cambodian government website
PATH work on child health in Cambodia
USAID work in Cambodia

Organization Information

The Sharing Foundation

Location: Concord, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.sharingfoundation.org
Project Leader:
Lisa Hicks
Board member
Concord, MA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 112 donors like you, a total of $9,956 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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