The Saint Damien Pediatric Hospital is the ONLY free pediatric hospital in Haiti.
Amazingly, an anonymous donor has offered a spectacular and generous contribution of up to $1 million. Here's the deal - this incredible donor will match every dollar that we raise up to $1 million! So donate right now and your dollars will be doubled! $100 = $200. Pretty simple, right? Super cool and definitely compelling.
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To give you an idea of why this cause is so important, here's some things you might not know:
The island nation of Haiti is located in the Caribbean and is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Poor sanitation and widespread poverty have led to young children being 15 times as likely to die from diarrhea and pneumonia than HIV/AIDS. Nearly 10% of the children die before their fifth birthday, largely of treatable illnesses. One out of four children are moderately to severely malnourished, and 138,000 children die of preventable diseases each year.
In a country where 1/3 of the population is under 14-years-old, improvements in pediatric health are a vital and necessary requirement towards Haiti's economic, social, and political development. St. Damien Pediatric Hospital offers children a place to receive first rate quality and dignified healthcare regardless of their social level. With support from the Friends of the St. Damien Pediatric Hospital Fund, St. Damien Pediatric Hospital offsets the injustices of poverty and treats 80,000 children annually for whom healthcare would otherwise be inaccessible.
More than half of all patients are admitted for infectious disease such as tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV while twenty-five percent are admitted for non-infectious diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and kidney infection. The outpatient clinic treats 100 children daily for acute, parasitic and bacterial infections. In specialized clinics, chronic conditions such as sickle cell anemia, congenital heart disease (CHD), tuberculosis and cancer are treated for months or years if needed.
There is definitely a need that must be filled in Haiti. Please support our cause and give the gift of hope and health to a child.
Thanks so much for giving back. And, when you do, remember that every dollar you give will be matched by our generous anonymous donor!
Friends of St. Damien Pediatric Hospital needs and thanks you for all of your support.