Präventive Maßnahmen in Basisgesundheitsstationen

Every human being has a right to health and medical care. But in many parts of the world, neither is a given. Access to hospitals and doctors is often unaffordable - if available at all. Poor people in particular continue to die from the consequences of preventable diseases, and children and women in particular are at risk of high mortality rates. In South Sudan, for example, the average life expectancy is only 57 years.

Where government health care structures are lacking, people rely on help from other actors. However, many people can no more afford expensive private clinics than they can transport to distant locations. Therefore, there are different approaches to bring the vital help to the people. Basic health clinics, for example, require a manageable inventory and focus on treating the most common diseases, mother-child health and preventive measures such as vaccinations. These facilities, of which Sign of Hope has already established and operated several, can create a medical standard in the long term that can also be carried on by the local population through knowledge transfer.

For acute emergencies, e.g. in crisis areas, mobile clinics can also be set up to provide medical services to people in a particular area for a limited period.

An important aspect of health work represents not only the provision of medicines and treatment of symptoms, but also education about diseases and how to prevent them. This area is closely related to hygiene and sanitation, which can prevent many diseases from occurring in the first place. Equally significant is education, which provides an understanding of interrelationships and promotes personal responsibility.

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Containertoiletten in Haiti

Container-based toilets for safe hygiene standards in Haiti

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Improved access to sanitary facilities

The sanitary infrastructure in Haiti is inadequate, partly due to frequent natural disasters. Many people suffer from the poor hygiene conditions. Children in particular often fall ill. Our project supports 348 pupils and teachers at an education centre in western Haiti with the renovation and...
Training in Quetzaltenango

Education and health for Guatemala

The communities of Quetzaltenango and San Marcos in western Guatemala offer youths and young adults hardly any future: The level of education is low and unemployment is high. Since the health care system in the region hardly functions either, people with few resources get into serious trouble when...
Schulungen zu Wasser in Sambia

Improved access to water and sanitation facilities

In northwestern Zambia, only about 60% of the inhabitants have access to clean drinking water and sanitary facilities. As a result, many children, especially girls, cannot go to school. The project aims to ensure a sustainable supply of drinking water and to educate people on the subject of hygiene.
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Relief supplies against the Covid 19 emergency

The people in northern Iraq are suffering from the economic effects of the Corona pandemic. Due to the lack of income opportunities, among other things, they are unable to meet their basic needs themselves. Therefore, Sign of Hope provides relief goods such as food and hygiene items to the people in...
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Droughts, locusts and Covid-19: Farmers at their limits

The livelihoods of many small farmers and pastoralists in the Afar region are under threat: More and more pasture and cropland is being lost due to climate-related droughts; the soil is becoming desolate and livestock is dying. At the same time, a plague of locusts is threatening the harvest. The...
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Drinking water for disadvantaged populations

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Better access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene

In the Kamonyi district of Rwanda, many households do not have access to sufficient clean drinking water. In connection with this, personal hygiene is also problematic. The project helps to improve the living conditions of the population by expanding access to drinking water, improving sanitation...
Gesundheit für Hirtenvolk der Dassenech

Health for pastoralists from the Dassenech Community

In northern Kenya, on the border with Ethiopia within Marsabit county, is the village of Illeret. Life for the Dassenech people living here is hard: Unpredictable droughts make their livestock farming difficult and hunger is the result - children in particular suffer from deficiencies. At the same...

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