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Maternal & Child Health and Volunteer Trips

Jul 12, 2015

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Curamericas Global

Curamericas Global partners with underserved communities to make measurable and sustainable improvements in their health and well-being

MissionMaternal Health

Maternal Health

How many women die each year from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth?326,000-535,000 each year

99% in developing countries

>90% of these deaths are preventable

6Top Causes of Death

Hemorrhaging Infections High blood pressure Unsafe abortion

Maternal Health

Why is this important? Video

http://content.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,89844377001_1994479,00.html

Child Health

10Child Health

How many children dont live to see their fifth birthdays?6.6 million each year(Around 750 every hour)

6.6 Million Childhood Deaths (99% in developing countries)

Top Causes of Death

PneumoniaPrematurityBirth asphyxiaDiarrheaMalaria

Child Health

Why is this important? Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUhayOY2eCMHealth Workers

Health Workers

Health Workers

Video

http://www.theguardian.com/global-health-workers/video/imagine-a-health-workerWhat can I do to help?Three Things.- Introduce us to your community- Start Curamericas Club at your school- Speak up!Advocate

22(Social Media)Facebook: /curamericasglobalWebsite: Curamericas.orgTwitter: @Curamericas- Volunteer at Curamericas- Go on a Volunteer Expedition

Participate

Progress at the Construction SiteGuatemala Service-Learning TripAcross the globe, 3.3 billion people half the worlds population are at risk of contracting malaria. One million people die each year, and every 30 seconds, a child dies from this preventable and treatable disease. We integrate anti-malaria programs into our existing projects, thereby working to reduce the impact of malaria on lives and communities.25

Fayetteville Academy Studentsweigh a Baby in GuatemalaAcross the globe, 3.3 billion people half the worlds population are at risk of contracting malaria. One million people die each year, and every 30 seconds, a child dies from this preventable and treatable disease. We integrate anti-malaria programs into our existing projects, thereby working to reduce the impact of malaria on lives and communities.26

Trips also include time forCultural activitiesAndSightseeing

Students from the Fayetteville AcademyVisiting the Zaculeu Ruins in GuatemalaCommunities need access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation facilities in order to truly practice sustainable health improvements and prevent disease.

We focus on construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of clean water and sanitation facilities, as well as education and practice of water sanitation and hygienic behaviors.

Behaviors: proper hand washing techniques, proper waste disposal, proper diarrheal disease treatment, proper water treatment and proper water storage.

Construction of household dish racks for cleaning and storing cookware, rather than leaving it on the ground, where it can be contaminated by other people or animals.27Donate

How much of the US Federal budget do you think is allocated for foreign aid? 281% of the Budget

How do you think this amount compares to other countries?

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2012

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Join us in making a world free of preventable suffering

33Any Questions?