Healthy = happy

help sponsored children learn preventive health care behaviors

Healthy behaviors lead to healthy lifestyles,

which result in kids who have the physical and emotional strength needed to break the cycle of poverty.

So we’re focusing on critical health issues that could be greatly improved with preventive health measures.

Learn more about the health issues we’re tackling!

Latin America | Asia | Africa

Latin America

  • Nutrition: Better nutrition means healthier kids

    Colombia, Mexico & Quito, Ecuador: Nutrition

    Educational sessions on proper nutrition, healthy eating habits and good hygiene support families in making positive lifestyle and behavior changes

    Dominican Republic: Hygiene

    Trained volunteers share education on proper handwashing and safe water practices throughout their communities

    Improved hygiene could decrease illnesses by almost 50% in Santo Domingo!

  • Teen pregnancy: Encouraging teens to make smart choices

    Guatemala & Guayaquil, Ecuador: Teen pregnancy

    Peer education on reproductive health led by sponsored teens, including electronic babies that teach the reality of infant care

    San Pedro Sula, Honduras: Parasites

    Regular doses of antiparasite medication for all kids and families coupled with education on better sanitation to prevent recurrence

    69% of CI kids in San Pedro Sula are still infected with parasites.

Asia

  • Parasites: Training on how to avoid parasites

    Delhi, India: Parasites

    Regular doses of antiparasite medication for all kids and families coupled with education on better sanitation to prevent recurrence

    Intestinal parasites affect 100% of the sponsored population in Delhi!

    Kolkata, India: Respiratory infections

    Monthly meetings and one-on-one training to reinforce lessons on hygiene, proper nutrition and safe water use

  • Tuberculosis: The Kick TB campaign encourages people to get tested

    Quezon City & Bicol region, Philippines: Tuberculosis

    A soccer-themed “Kick TB” campaign alerts kids to symptoms, plus “treatment partners” who support patients throughout their care

    Manila, Philippines: Hygiene

    Trained volunteers share education on proper handwashing and safe water practices throughout their communities

    150+ teens will share proper hygiene practices with their peers.

Africa

  • Lusaka, Zambia: Tuberculosis

    A soccer-themed “Kick TB” campaign alerts kids to symptoms, plus “treatment partners” who support patients throughout their care

  • Tuberculosis: The Kick TB campaign encourages people to get tested

CORPS STRENGTH

Our Youth Health Corps is one of the most effective ways we have to spread the word about good health and hygiene practices. Learn more about the work of these amazing teens and the difference they’re making in their communities and in themselves.