More than 200 million children worldwide under age 5 have no basic health care, meaning nearly 10 million children die each year from treatable ailments like diarrhea, malaria, and pneumonia.
Childcare Worldwide is committed to alleviating this issue in each of the areas in which we work. Some of our most successful projects include:
Childcare Worldwide operates a successful village clinic on Bugala Island located in the northwestern part of Lake Victoria in Uganda. This rural, island clinic provides medical care for children and their families living in remote and extremely poor circumstances. We provide them with emergency services, preventive care, immunizations and medications to help prevent and treat illnesses and infections.
Sometimes, basic health and medical care is not enough. For special individual medical needs, the Starfish Fund provides for necessary specialized medical attention and treatment to children.
On a case by case basis, this project provides desperate children with such things as:
- Orthopedic and other surgeries
- Hospitalizations due to major illnesses or snakebite
- Treatment of injuries such as broken bones or burns
- Eye glasses
- CAT scans