The Rights to Health, Survival and Development, and Health Services are addressed by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Good health is essential for a child to develop fully and perform successfully in school and later on in life.
Save the Children República Dominicana-FUDECO’s health program has been developed to address three aspects that affect development and assures a better physical development for children and their families.
As part of the Global Challenge, Save the Children República Dominicana- FUDECO ensures that families achieve better nutrition through various activities aimed at improving food production; in recent years we have worked extensively in:
-Implementation of school, home and community gardens, for the production of fruits and vegetables.
-Implementation of sheep and goat modules for home and community for production of milk, cheese and meat.
-Implementation of poultry modules for eggs and chicken production.
Health Services and Preventive Health Care
Save the Children República Dominicana- FUDECO considers training an inherent part of its activities for all implemented projects. Also, to bring health services to the most remote communities.
-Training on prevention of contagious diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV/ AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among others. Trainings are given on the handling of community first aid kits like also for immediate response procedures.
-Installation of first aid kits in communities.
-Promotion to establish closer relations between the community and health care providers and monitoring to treatment of diseases, general prevention and medical care.
-At school, de-worming, vitamins, and oral hygiene kits are distributed directly to children.
Water and Sanitation
We work to promote health through the improvement of water collection and distribution systems including hygiene system.
-Installation of rural solar aqueducts and wells for water storage and distribution to homes and schools.
-Installation of latrines and replacement of latrines for toilets in schools.