Health Care. A Basic Need
According to the Centers for Disease Control, in Honduras there is less than one medical doctor per 1,000 persons. Health care is inadequate, and in many areas, nonexistent. Many women give birth in their homes with an untrained family member attending the birth. The infant mortality rate and mothers’ death rate during childbirth are high. In addition, sanitation is poor, causing many preventable diseases and health problems. Large families live in straw or mud huts with dirt floors. They cook on wood-burning stoves inside their homes. The smoke from these stoves causes asthma for many family members, especially the young children.
THE CLINIC of the SACRED HEART
At Farm of the Child, we serve the poorest of the poor. Families throughout neighboring villages rely on our tiny Clinic as do the children living at the Farm of the Child (Finca del Niño). The children living at the Finca del Niño receive regular well-child check ups, dental care, and immunizations. Throughout the year, the clinic responds to over 2,000 visits from children, adults, and our neighboring community of villagers. At Farm of the Child, we give children and families a real chance at a healthy start!
"A small cavity can become a BIG headache if left uncared for. When kids are in pain learning can't take place! "
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