Articles tagged with: Disease

Issues - HIV/Aids and Other Diseases - Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Orphans, Kenya

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This region has a HIV/AIDS population of over 210,000 with an infection rate of over 12%. Nairobi has a HIV/AIDS population of over 175,000 with an infection rate of over 16%. [2] There are over 730,000 AIDS orphans in Kenya resulting from the HIV/AIDS crisis.  According to the U.S.Census Bureau/UNAIDS.  UNICEF estimates, the number of Kenyan orphans due to AIDS will increase to 1.5 million by 2010. (2)  Kenya has been able to demonstrate a clear tend of decreasing HIV prevalence over the past several years. During the past three years, critical HIV services have been scale up. As a result, general awareness and knowledge for HIV transmission are nearly universal.

Issues - Natural Disasters - Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Infrastructure, Natural Disasters, Sustainability, Kenya

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Recurring drought, flooding during rainy seasons with 5 inch plus thick mud that regularly closes roads and makes it virtually impossible to move around, water pollution from urban waste such as sewerage and industrial wastes; degradation of water quality from increased use of pesticides and fertilizers; water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; poaching, just a few of the challenges the Kenyans face each day of their life. To face having to drink water that you can visibly see disease floating in is an everyday reality, a bottle of water is a luxury they can not imagine.

Ref: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ke.html

What We've Done - Cambodia Hope Organization - Safe Haven Childrens' Home - Poipet, Cambodia

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Homelessness, Human Trafficking, Infrastructure, Orphans, Slave Labour & Exploitation, Sustainability, Cambodia

Cambodia Safe Homes Be A HERO

City: Poipet, Cambodia
Project:  Safe Haven Children's Village
Partner: Cambodia Hope Organization

Safe Haven Children’s Village has six children’s home each for 8 at-risk children and one mother. The Children’s Village was desperately needed to enable the rescue of children before they fall victims of kidnapping and trafficking. Five hectares of land has been purchased to facilitate this project.

What We've Done - Salvation Army - Child Care Centre Renovation - Koki, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Infrastructure, Papua New Guinea

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City: Koki, Port Moresby
Project:  Child Care Centre and Dining Hall
Partner: Salvation Army

Be A HERO Australia renovated two houses which will become a child care centre to serve the community, and also renovate the current dining hall which is adjacent to the houses.  70% of the dining hall will be allocated for kitchen use and the remainder of the building will be used as a toilet block for the child care centre.

A third house is being considered for renovation to use as emergency accommodation.

What We've Done - Bel Vikas Kendra - Community Centre - Telpura, India

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, India, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Infrastructure, Sustainability

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City:  Telpura, India
Project: Community Centre/Medical Clinic/Convention Facility
Partner: Bel Vikas Kendra

The Community Centre/Convention Facility is seen as a vehicle to transform society by taking strategic measures to reduce poverty and increase opportunities, particularly for destitute children and families.  A medical clinic will provide a much needed fully stocked and staffed clinic for this region.  The school would provide access to education in this impoverished area.  

Community Centre: This will provide a location for medical clinics; adult education classes; health seminars; tutoring and meals for children; recreational and other community activities.  These classes and clinics will contribute to an improvement in the over-all well being of the community, providing hope for a better tomorrow. The Convention Facility will host conferences, seminars and retreats for leaders, youth and other groups, providing both a much-needed resource, and generating income for the programs.

Issues - India

on Thursday, 05 September 2013. Posted in India, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Human Trafficking, Natural Disasters

Hunger

The main influence of the hunger crisis in this region is the overwhelming overpopulation of the country, as at July 2007, India’s population is estimated to be 1 129 866 154 people, with 63% of these aged between 15 – 64 years. Only 2.8% of their total land mass is being used for agricultural purposes. (1)  

(1) Ref:  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/in.html  

Poverty

In the last decade India has been able to decrease their poverty rates by 10% however this amount barely scraps the surface of the problem with 25% of the population (or 282 466 538 total people) in  India still suffering extensive poverty, with the percentage of people living with less than US$2 a day at 79.9 %, that is close to one billion people who exist on $2 for the day, that’s one loaf of bread perhaps, one litre of milk, a handful of grain but not all of the above together, no butter for your bread, no coffee for your milk, The huge and ever-growing population is the fundamental social, economic and environmental problem that they face. (1) While the population faces insurmountable odds just to survive, with 8 812 920 people unemployed these odds diminish significantly. Education is virtually inaccessible to the poor of this region. India currently has 600 000 Internally Displaced Persons in their country. (1)  
(1) Ref:  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/in.html  

Current Project - New Life - Dental & Medical Clinic - Yangon, Myanmar

on Monday, 25 March 2013. Posted in Current Projects, Health - Natural Disaster - Community Development, Myanmar, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability

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City: Yangon
Project:  Dental & Medical Clinic
Partner:  New Life Foundation

This project will aim to address the fundamental needs to assist those in poverty. The perceived issue is a lack of income in a poorly run economic system. The aim is to eradicate poverty in the long term by developing businesses that employ, train, and develop people. Profitable businesses that provide goods and services for long term sustainability. The aim is also to develop small community medical and dental clinics and train Nationals to run them on an ongoing basis.

A medical clinic has been running in this community since 2010.  The current need for this community is a dental clinic. 

Basic dental equipment is needed for this clinic, either through cash donations, or the donation of a chair and equipment.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help bring healthy teeth and gums to this community.

Current Project - Global Concern - Mosquito Nets - Amazon River, Brazil

on Thursday, 21 March 2013. Posted in Current Projects, Brazil, Health - Natural Disaster - Community Development, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty

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Location:  Villages along the Amazon, Brazil
Project:  Provision of Mosquito Nets
Partner:  Global Concern/Every Home for Christ

Malaria is the largest cause of deaths in Africa, with pregnant women and young children most at risk. This disease has a multitude of symptoms and can even lead to coma and death if untreated. For pregnant women it can lead to birth complications, or early miscarriages.

A mosquito net protects children and the family for only $11 per net

Current Project - Eagles Wings - School, Full Care Program, Camps - Ndola, Zambia

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Current Projects, Orphanages - Childrens Homes - Rescue Centres, Schools - Education, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Orphans, Zambia

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City: Ndola, Zambia
Project: Transit Centre, Education Centre, ACTS Initiative
Partner: Eagles Wings

This mission is to work with children in poverty, assisting them to reach their God-given potential through partnering with the children’s existing family and community to bring education, hope, renewal and justice through Jesus Christ.

Current Project - Salvation Army - IT Program and Internet Cafe - Tondo, Manila, The Philippines

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Current Projects, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability, The Philippines

The Philippines Computer Installation - Tondo Manila Be A HERO

City: Tondo, Manila
Project:  I.T. Program & Internet Café
Partner: Salvation Army

Be A HERO Australia has supplied and installed eight computers at the Tondo Salvation Army to enable people in the Tondo community to receive free vocational training in computer skills.

Be A HERO Australia is now looking to partner with Tondo Salvation Army to supply and install computers into an internet café so that the vocational training program for the community can be expanded while at the same time bring self-sufficiency to this project.

Current Project - New Life - Orphanage - Yangon, Myanmar

on Monday, 25 March 2013. Posted in Current Projects, Health - Natural Disaster - Community Development, Myanmar, Vocational Training - Self Sufficiency - Income Generation, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Natural Disasters, Orphans, Sustainability

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City: Yangon
Project:  Orphanage
Partner:  New Life Foundation

Work commenced by a small group of dedicated people in South East Asia over a decade ago to care for the orphans in Yangon.

Over 300 children have been rescued, and now live in a loving environment where they receive their daily needs, medical care and education. Based in three different locations, they will be nurtured to become leading citizens within their respective regions.

Currently New Life has a rice paddy for sustainable growth. This will provide income, training and employment. To date, 44 acres is under crop, with a number of small crops grown in the off season.

Volunteers have also assisted in disaster relief, building medical clinics, building new housing and joining education teams.

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The Facts - State Of The World - Children

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in The Facts, Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, War and Conflict, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Homelessness, Human Trafficking, Natural Disasters, Orphans, Slave Labour & Exploitation, War and Conflict

  • An estimated 10 million children have been forced into the sex industry
  • About 500 million children live with debilitating hunger
  • 134 million children have no access to any school whatsoever
  • 15 million children are orphaned as a result of AIDS
  • 246 million children work, with 171 million engaged in the worst forms of child labour
  • 265 million children have not been immunized against any disease
  • Over one third of children have to live in dwellings with more than five people per room
  • Over half a billion children have no toilet facilities whatsoever
  • Almost half a billion children lack access to published information of any kind
  • 376 million children have more than a 15-minute walk to water and or are using unsafe water sources
  • 300,000 young people are exploited as child soldiers

Issues - Cambodia

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in HIV/AIDs & other diseases, War and Conflict, Extreme Poverty, Exploitation, Homelessness, Human Trafficking, Natural Disasters, Orphans, Slave Labour & Exploitation, War and Conflict, Cambodia

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The UN ranks Cambodia as one of the world’s poorest countries and the people of Poipet have very little. As a border town Poipet is home to many Cambodians who hope to find work in Thailand. Most fail, and are relegated to the huge slum communities, becoming drawn into the town’s underground world of illegal gambling, prostitution, and sex trafficking. At particular risk are the 300 street children who daily carry packages across the border for the equivalent of only seven cents per delivery, sleeping in the open at night. Many of these children are kidnapped, trafficked across borders, and forced to work in the international sex trade.

Road 2 Relief - Bohol Earthquake Relief Needed

on Thursday, 17 October 2013. Posted in Current Projects, Volunteer, Current News, Pray, Join or Run a HERO Event, Give A Gift Card, How to Be A HERO, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Homelessness, Natural Disasters, The Philippines

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A 7.1-magnitude earthquake smashed the Cebu province including the central island of Bohol, The Philippines on Tuesday morning, ripping apart bridges, tearing down centuries-old churches and triggering landslides that engulfed entire homes.

 

The number of people confirmed killed on Bohol and neighbouring islands climbed from 93 on Tuesday to 151 on Wednesday night as the full scale of the disaster became clear, and there were no tales of miracle rescues.

 

Our partner has over 800,000 meals ready to deliver to residents of Bohol Island.  Immediate financial support is required to be able to deliver the meals.

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Many people are now homeless and shops are closed, so hunger over the coming days and weeks will become a real problem.

 

In the coming days we want to help transport all the food from Manila to Bohol Island and then distribute it to the hardest hit of the 1.2 million residents.

 

 

 

*Make your tax deductible donation to help the distribution.               (All donations over $2 are tax deductible)

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bohol newsletter012.jpgOur project partner on Bohol Island has over 50 staff and does amazing work helping to transform the lives of thousands of locals every year through the Transform program.

 

They are such an inspiration to us and we know that they are already helping those in need, so we just need to support them at this time through donations to get the shipping and food distribution organised.

 

Your support would be greatly appreciated at this time.

 

If you have any questions please call or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

David: 0402137305  - Fiona: 0412335792

 

More about the earthquake...

 

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Cebu province, with a population of more than 2.6 million, is about an hour away by plane from Manila. Neighbouring Bohol, a favourite of tourists because of its sandy beaches, is a short boat ride away from Cebu.

There were reports of aftershocks following the quake.

Nearly 3 million people were affected by the 7.1 magnitude quake on Tuesday, which caused landslides and widespread damage to infrastructure in the tourist destinations of Bohol island and the nearby Cebu islands.

The number of injured rose towards 300, with at least 23 people missing.

The national disaster agency said at least 134 of the dead were on Bohol Island, which took the brunt of the quake. The island is located 630 km (390 miles) south of the capital, Manila.

Officials feared the toll would rise as communications with remote areas were re-established.

 

Find out more at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24530042

 

 

*Make your tax deductible donation to help the distribution.         (All donations over $2 are tax deductible)

 

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*In Australia, tax deductible receipts for gifts over $2 with a preference for this GDG-approved emergency relief project J700N will be issued by the Be A Hero Australia Ancillary Fund (ABN: 28 521 795 320).  Global Development Group (GDG; ABN 57 102 400 993) is the AusAID approved NGO responsible for the project. Excess funds may go to other approved project activities.

HIV/AIDs and other diseases

on Sunday, 30 December 2012. Posted in Myanmar, Burundi, The Congo, Ethiopia, The Facts, India, Indonesia, FAQ, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Romania, Sierra Leone, Extreme Poverty, Swaziland, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Kenya, Cambodia, Zambia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines

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HIV/Aids
Of the 22 million people who have died of AIDS, 4.5 million of them have been children.

In 2006 there were 11 million AIDS orphans in the Sub Sahara. That is a staggering 10%, or one in every ten children is an orphan. This is twice as many as society can care for.

In South Africa, 50% of all the teenage girls who are now 15 years old, will be dead of AIDS in ten years.

Malaria
Around the world, 3.3 billion people are at risk of contracting malaria.

Tuberculosis
There were an estimated 8.7 million new cases of TB in 2011 (including 1.1 million cases among people with HIV) and an estimated 1.4 million deaths (including 430,000 people with HIV), making this disease one of the world's biggest infectious killers.

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