Spread Mental Health Awareness and Education
HEALTH EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
We all know that prevention is always far much better than cure. We try to educate our women with various preventive measures to help reduce preventable diseases. We help them know that conditions like dysentery and typhoid can be prevented by following proper health guidelines and practices. Many girls, especially from low-income families, have a hard time going to school during menstruation since they cannot afford expensive sanitary towels. Most families are torn between buying sanitary towels and food, a very tough choice to make since both are very important. We are working on getting funds to buy the sanitary napkins for the young girls and thus keep them in school.
HEALTH OUTREACH PROGRAMS
Health is IHOPEE's main goal. Many people lose their lives due to lack of money for the screening of various illnesses, which can be prevented if detected on time. Our health team, led by Dr. Aduma, will be going to Kenya in November 2019, together with a group of nurses to help people from disadvantaged areas. They intend to screen and treat illnesses such as malaria, typhoid and similar diseases. They also plan to do prenatal care if possible. All those involved in the medical mission, are doing it voluntarily and depend on donations from friends and well-wishers. We are currently accepting donations from all who may be interested in making an impact in the lives of the less fortunate amongst us.