Join Food for the Hungry this month in
promoting good health worldwide.
In conjunction with World Health Day on April 7, Food for the Hungry wants to bring awareness and solutions to life-threatening illness—like tuberculosis. Second only to HIV/AIDS, TB is one of the world’s deadliest diseases killing more than 1.4 million people each year. In 2010, approximately 10 million children were orphaned from parents dying of TB.
But through partners like you, we are making progress in fighting this disease. From 1990 to 2011, TB deaths declined by 41 percent. You can help to lower that number even more by giving today.
When you give, you’ll help people like Mimose in Haiti. She is a young mother who could not afford healthcare—while her baby, Jean, suffered from diarrhea and vomiting. She didn’t know what to do to help him.
Food for the Hungry in partnership with Haiti’s Ministry of Health department, opened a health clinic. FH provided a nurse who taught parents like Mimose how to wash their hands with soap, the benefits of breastfeeding and boiling water to rid it of disease before using it for cooking and cleaning.
Jean also received vaccinations for the deadly disease, TB, and other preventable illnesses. Now, Jean is healthier and happier as he is not sick as often.
Mimose says, “I thank FH for teaching me how to care for my son and for the health clinic.”
You can help parents like Mimose to stay healthy and keep their children thriving by giving one of the below gifts from the FH Gift Catalog. Make a difference in the lives of the poor by helping to improve their health—together we can help end suffering from disease worldwide.