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Healthcare and Sanitation for Children

Healthcare and proper Sanitation are two of the most elusive situations for Children living in poverty around the world.  In developing nations over 13 million children suffer daily from curable diseases. Many of them end up dying before the age of 5 due to the lack of medicines and basic health care. Waterborne illnesses are the major contributor to Child related deaths. Children also lack proper sanitation systems in many countries. They defecate out in the open causing the spread of germs and diseases to become more prevalent.  Lack of proper nutrition – food which includes the right mix of protein, carbohydrates and fruits, combined with the lack of clean drinking water contribute to over 6 million child deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Congo, and Ethiopia.  Over 30 million children have no access to the basic childhood vaccines. Because of this many children contract infectious diseases and die a quicker death and mortality rates among children are at an all time high.

 

A baby sleeps on a dirty pavement, making this child vulnerable to mosquito bites that could lead to the deadly Malaria.

A baby sleeps on a dirty pavement, making this child vulnerable to mosquito bites that could lead to the deadly Malaria.  Photo: Sushree

Children also help their parents collect polluted water by walking for miles to the nearest pond or lake.  The water from these ponds or lakes are infested with germs and families living in such poor conditions do not have the means to boil their water or filter it before they drink.   Diarrhea is another deadly killer disease that is caused by severe dehydration in children below 12 years of age.

A poor girl helping her family get drinking water from a nearby source of water.

A poor girl helping her family get drinking water from a nearby source of water.

Happy Children Happy World as a non profit organization will aim first and foremost to help families with healthcare, proper sanitation and clean drinking water measures to ensure that the mortality rates among children drop drastically. We will also arrange to pay for health care centers to be established where there are none by paying qualified doctors and nurses to help provide yearly physicals, early Childhood Vaccines and regular medicines as needed to combat childhood illnesses.

READ MORE: The State of the World’s Children

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