Community Health Services and Medical Care Transform Children’s Lives
Every year, Holt sponsors and donors help to ensure children and families around the world have their basic health and medical needs met. In many countries, Holt works with local partners to support community health services that are accessible to families regardless of their income. In Mongolia, Holt sponsors and donors help provide therapists and trainers for children with disabilities. In Uganda, our donor-funded child health days offer essential nutrients and treatment for parasites to hundreds of thousands of children and pregnant women. In places like Haiti, doctors screen schoolchildren and provide vision and dental services that change children’s lives. And in one rural community in Ethiopia that lacked sufficient access to medical care, Holt donors helped build an entire maternal-child hospital — the Shinshicho Mother and Child Health Center.
“Community screening of children for malnutrition and illness has been eye-opening. The ‘hidden’ problem was so much bigger than we expected — which means our targeted early interventions are having the most impact.”Emily DeLacey, Director of Holt’s Nutrition and Health Services
Our Global Approach to Health Services & Medical Care
In countries around the world, Holt tailors its community health services, medical interventions and care for children with disabilities to the needs of each location. Alongside our in-country partners, we provide health screenings, supplements, medication, training and specialized care to the children and families who require them most.
“Holt Ethiopia’s intervention in the health and nutrition sector has increased the efficiency of the service providers and improved the quality of services to the most vulnerable children and their families.”Zerihun Gultie, Country Director of Holt Ethiopia
Treat a Child for Parasites
Nearly all children in developing countries have parasitic worms, or are at risk of getting them. But if left untreated, this condition can be deadly. Your gift of deworming medication will treat children in a Holt-supported orphanage, school or community.
Holt’s Health & Medical Intervention Programs — in Action!
Healthcare is a basic human right for all children and families. Meet those whose lives have been transformed through Holt’s donor-funded health and medical intervention programs.
“We are now more equipped to prevent and address anemia, diarrhea and other conditions before they impact the growth and development of children.”Merzel Demasu-ay, Nutritionist and Care Provider in the Philippines