Primary Health Care
In developing countries the child mortality rate is 29 times greater than in industrialized countries. Most of these deaths are concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa, which has the highest child mortality rates in the world, and where 1 out of every 12 children die from preventable diseases before they are five.
Almost all maternal deaths (99 per cent) occur in developing countries. More than half of these deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. In developing countries, pregnancy is potentially life-threatening for mothers of all ages and is often the leading cause of death for girls aged 15 to 19. The impact on families is catastrophic: When a mother dies, her newborn is 10 times more likely to die within the first year.
CPAR prioritizes the health challenges of the most vulnerable individuals including pregnant women, children under five, those living with HIV or AIDS, and the elderly. We do this through awareness building health campaigns, community-based education, and support for health centres that provide much needed community access to health services.
When you support CPAR’s Primary Health program, you’re helping reduce preventable illnesses and death among the world’s most vulnerable adults and children, giving them a chance at a long and healthy life.
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