Canadian International Development Agency, who will provide life-saving commodities
Local partners such as the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture and UNICEF
Survive Five Source: World Vision Canada Access to ORS Oral rehydration replenishes the fluids and salts lost through illness. Diarrhea is common where there are shortages of clean water and poor hygiene practices. Diarrhea Healthcare worker training and timely referrals. Antibiotics allow health facilities to treat diseases and training helps staff recognize infections. Pneumonia is the 2nd most common cause of child mortality in Africa. Pneumonia Regular vaccination throughout communities and improved cold storage of vaccines. Immunization controls disease like polio, measles and tuberculosis. For instance, Measles contributes to 9% of child deaths in some countries. Vaccine Preventable Diseases Community education Bed nets protect children from mosquitoes. Malaria kills one-fifth of children who die before the age of five. Malaria Vitamin A distribution twice a year in partnership with the Ministry of Health. Vitamin A, proper breast feeding and nutritious local food support proper growth. For more than 50% of the children who die before age five, malnutrition is a contributing factor. Malnutrition Five Community Supports Five Solutions Five Threats
More than one half of all child deaths in developing countries are due to just five communicable diseases and malnutrition. Below are the causes of 10.5 million deaths among children under five in developing countries (1999). Malnutrition is a common link in these diseases and it increases the likelihood of child illness.
Consider the Need
Consider the Need Source: World Vision Canada 6/1000 Under-5 mortality rate in Canada 122/1000 Under-5 mortality rate 76/1000 Infant mortality rate 38% % of under-fives (1996-2005) suffering from stunted growth 172,000 Annual number of under-5 deaths Tanzania’s Children Under the Age of Five Years
Project Tanzania 2009 was born from Kristle & Michael’s desire to build community and healthy futures for children. Together they wanted to transform the celebration of their upcoming wedding into a powerful and lasting legacy.
Kristle & Michael travelled to Tanzania in August 2009 to visit their sponsored child, Miriamu, learn about her community, and provide educational supplies to her primary school. They wanted to learn first-hand about the needs of children in Tanzania.
They learned there is no greater need or better gift than health.
Your generous contributions will support a widespread implementation
of the Survive Five Program in Tanzania to create health
Big love and appreciation must go to Eddie Calisto-Tavares & Gilbert Tavares for planting seeds of generosity and love of community in the hearts of their children. Project Tanzania 2009 is a testament to the values they have instilled in Kristle.
Special thanks to all who helped in making our Seeds of Love & Hope event on August 30, 2009 a wonderful success. We are so grateful to: Eddie Calisto-Tavares, Gilbert Tavares, Khorie Calisto-Tavares, Emanuel Calisto, Brad Tyler-West, Mickenzie Tyler-West, Laura Calisto, Charlie Calisto, Judy Calisto, Jean Foderick, Carol Foderick, Lucy Calisto, Chaise Calisto, Manuel Calisto, Maria dos Anjos Tavares, and Marina Grinchuk.
On behalf of Kristle & Michael, thank you to everyone who attended the event and sent in donations for Project Tanzania 2009. We are honoured by your hope, conviction and generosity.