Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Dr. Roger - a plea

You've seen the pictures...
Babies in baskets and boxes in the hospital

two year olds the size and weight of one year olds

moms sleeping on the floor in the maternity ward

These are things I hope to change.  Good prenatal care, vitamins to moms and children.  According to the World Health Organization, and the Center for Disease Control, these are some startling statistics:

                                                                        Honduras                    U.S.

life expectancy                                                 67 years old               78.5                 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000)                        20                               6.39
Under 5 mortality rate (per 1000)                    25                               8   
maternal mortality rate (per 100,000)              100                             21
per capita government expenditure on health  $89                            $8362
Average age for first pregnancy                      15.3                            24.9
Single mother households                                53%                           24%

The statistics could go on and on and on...but I think you get my point.  Prevention, education, and a better understanding of the overall health of Honduras is vital to make a change.  YOU can help make the change and have an impact of the lives of so many in Armenia Bonito.  PLEASE consider making a monthly contribution toward the pay of the doctor who will be serving alongside me in the soon to be open clinic.  Here is where you can go to help:   Click HERE to donate.  I need $1400 in monthly pay to hire him part-time.  I can NOT do it without your help!  All donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE and as the end of the year is coming - this is a GREAT time to help out your 2012 end of year taxes! 

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