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MEDICAL FOR CHILDREN IN AFRICA

May 1, 2017 at 8:00 am
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MEDICAL FOR CHILDREN IN AFRICA

Up to 69% of citizens in Sub-Saharan African nations like Togo and Guinea live on less than $2 per day. Healthcare is simply not an option, either because it does not exist or it is completely unaffordable.

In low-income countries, it is estimated that 85% of children need treatment for a surgical condition before the age of 15.  Lack of treatment or a sometimes simple surgical solution often leads to complications, lifelong disability or death.

an enormous challenge

Globally, five billion people have no access to safe surgery. In low-income and lower-middle-income countries, nine out of ten people have no access to basic surgical care. But don’t let the statistics numb you. Because behind every number there is a name, a face, and a story. They will break your heart, but they will inspire you to take action—as Mercy Ships volunteers have for more than 40 years.

2017/05/01 08:00:00
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