In Cameroon, there is a shocking dearth of clinics and health care facilities for the country’s most vulnerable – impoverished infants, children and new mothers, particularly girls under 15 years old.
It’s a dearth that leads to death.
For more 20 years, Hope Services has been providing health care for those with little or no money to pay for routine medical services that has saved the lives of thousands in the city of Duala.
Prenatal care we take for granted in the United States, is an unaffordable luxury for poor pregnant girls and women – a “luxury” which not only saves the lives of children, but mothers as well.
Basic medical care, such as antibiotics for an infection, and medicines for the treatment of malaria, Typhoid fever and many other tropical diseases, makes a difference between being sick in bed for a week or two, or ending up dead.
With the success of its long-established clinic in Youande, Hope Services has discovered there is a great need for such a clinic in the city of Douala, about 120 miles away where the poor in the city are not underserved – they are not served whatsoever.
Hope Services is asking Bread and Water for Africa® for our help in constructing this clinic which is projected to provide medical services to 60,000 children and adults in the first year alone.
And we are asking for your help.
On Giving Tuesday, December 1 we will launch “Clinic4Cameroon” when people around the country are asked to remember those most in need. And on that day, we know our supporters, both long-time and brand-new, will think of the thousands of children and adults who are literally struggling to survive in one of the poorest countries in the world.
#Clinic4Cameroon. It’s about the numbers — tens of thousands in the first year, hundreds of thousands in the years to come.
#Clinic4Cameroon. It’s about the 60,000.