Many of the world’s leading causes of death among children under five can be addressed simply by giving a child access to clean water. Clean water and medical care for a displaced child, community or entire school protects children from deadly diseases and critical illnesses like malnutrition, and let’s them focus on learning and other activities.
Pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death for children under the age of five, often made worse by poor nutrition. Provide emergency care for a child suffering from pneumonia including antibiotics, oxygen therapy, and vaccinations.
Help provide clean running water for a school and allow an entire community of children to benefit from its health impact. Clean water protects from diarrheal diseases which are leading causes of death among children.
Antibiotics, rehydration salts, zinc, malaria medicines, and vaccines for diseases such as measles, polio, and tetanus, paired with training for health workers and parents, provide children under the age of five with life-saving protection.
Stock a medical clinic with stethoscopes, blood pressure monitors, thermometers, measuring tapes, syringes, gauze and bandages. These are lifesaving in the hands of health workers in rural communities with limited options.
A mobile health clinic rushes medical teams, equipment and medicine to children after a climate or conflict emergency. It also travels to children in remote communities and where they have fled to displacement camps that are not close to hospitals. Provide expert emergency and primary healthcare where and when it's needed, including treatment of injuries, deadly diseases and malnutrition, vaccinations, maternal and newborn care, and mental health services.
Give access to clean water! Help drill a well, install a new water pump or build a latrine for a community to reduce the spread of deadly diseases. With a clean water source nearby, children can go to school instead of walking long distances to collect water for their families.
A Clean Water Kit – including soap, a bucket, and water-purifying tablets – helps to maintain hygiene and health. This can be a literal lifesaver for a child displaced by conflict or overwhelmed by climate disasters.
In remote communities where ambulances are rare, bicycles give healthcare workers the ability to reach sick children with life-saving medicine and treatment. Give two wheels to help reach a child on the brink of survival.
The number of children experiencing deadly malnutrition is increasing at a staggering rate. Provide life-saving treatment for children over several weeks, including high-nutrient food (peanut paste), fortified milk, and medical care such as antibiotics.