HIV/AIDs & other diseases

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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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Current Projects working against HIV/AIDs and other diseases:

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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.

Completed Project - Hope for the Nations - Education Centre - Ganta, Liberia

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, Liberia, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Extreme Poverty, Infrastructure

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City: Ganta, Liberia
Project:  School - Hope Academy
Partner:  Hope for the Nations
Number of Children: 582 students (currently)

Hope Academy provides education to over 580 impoverished children in a rented facility.  Be A HERO has partnered with Hope for the Nations to complete construction of their new, 15 classroom facility that will eventually facilitate education for 1000 children. Another vital component to this Hope Village is Mercy House, which cares for severely malnourished children, feeding and providing medical care until the children regain their health and can return home.

Issues - Natural Disasters - Kenya

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

Mozambique Refugee Camps - Be A Hero

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 - Smile Africa - Libraries - Ghana

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, Ghana, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Orphans

Ghana Smile Africa Library Be A HERO

City: Various - Ghana
Project: Libraries
Partner:  Smile Africa

Be A HERO partnered with Smile Africa to ship a 40’ container to Ghana, containing over 40,000 books, 50 computers, barrels of dehydrated soup mix, and some medical supplies. These goods were distributed to 10 communities to assist them in setting up Public Libraries.

What We've Done - Salvation Army - IT Program - Joyville Children's Home - Manila, The Philippines

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

The Philipinnes Salvation Army - Joyville Childrens Home - Manila Be A HERO 2

City: Manila, The Philippines
Project:  IT Program - Orphanage
Partner:  Salvation Army

Be A HERO supplied and installed computers for the children to learn computer skills.  The 38 children who currently live at Joyville now have an opportunity to learn skills that will take them into a future with HOPE and EQUALITY.

Joyville are also planning to run a vocational training program for the surrounding community.

With the growing number of street children and children at risk in the Philippines, there is a need for the provision of alternative safe accommodation.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Media Program Hero FM Stage 1 - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation HERO FM 1 Be A HERO

City: Nyahururu, Kenya
Project:  HERO FM Radio Station
Partner: Heroes of the Nation

This program is to benefit the community through education and awareness, among other things. Heroes of the Nation has obtained a radio and TV license and building of the station house commenced in July 2008.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Computer Lab and IT Training Program - Nyahururu, Kenya

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Completed Projects, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Infrastructure, Orphans, Sustainability, Kenya

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Computer Lab Be A HERO

City:  Nyahururu, Kenya
Project:  Computer Lab and IT
Partner:  Heroes of the Nation
Number of Children:  516

HOTN has seen the economic changes in Kenya due to advances in communication through the internet and the many jobs available to people with word processing and computer skills.  HOTN has been assessing the needs of both the students and the local community over the past two years and has seen the need for an I.T. based learning program for some time.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Medical Clinic Project Stage 1 - Nyahururu, Kenya

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

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Medical Clinic Be A HERO 2

City:  Nyahururu, Kenya
Project:  Medical Clinic
Partner: Heroes of the Nation

The medical clinic will be open to the surrounding community as well as the school’s residents.  The clinic will be available 24/7 with on-call staff.

HOTN has received donated medical equipment and supplies from hospitals and medical facilities, with commitments for future shipments.  The government has also committed to pay for one doctor and one nurse to work part-time at the proposed medical clinic.  Once the clinic is operational, we hope to have the assistance of doctors and nurses that visit as part of our “Hero Holiday” program.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Water and Sanitation - Nyahururu, Kenya

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

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Water Be A HERO

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City: Nyahururu, Kenya
Project:  Water and Sanitation
Partner:  Heroes of the Nation

In 2006, $27,000 dollars was raised in Australia to purchase a further 4 acres of land to build a sewerage treatment plant and water storage facility that will serve the future growth of Heroes of the Nation for up to 1000 children.

Heroes of the Nation have also used the extra property to grow much needed crops and to build facilities for the dairy cows program.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Girls' Accommodation - Nyahururu, Kenya

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

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Girls Dorm Be A HERO

City:  Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: Girls' Home
Partner: Heroes of the Nation

The youngest and the most vulnerable of the children in Nyahururu, like in many places, are the girls.  The completion of accommodation for 80 of the youngest girls as our second major construction project was extremely satisfying.
The girls were so excited at having their own beds after living 2 and 3 to a bed previously.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - Boys' Accommodation - Nyahururu, Kenya

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

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Boys Accomodation Be A HERO

City: Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: Boys's Home
Partner: Heroes of the Nation

January 21, 2006 was a very joyous day at Heroes of the Nation as the older boys moved into their new dormitory. Those moving over from the old site used the donkey and our Land Cruiser to move mattresses and belongings. An atmosphere of celebration prevailed, with much laughing and fun.

Completion of this new dormitory allowed Heroes of the Nation to take in more orphaned children. On Monday morning the new children arrived. It was precious to see the boys greet and welcome the new orphans – they know what it is like to be a newcomer, and so went the extra mile to be warm, helpful and friendly. The “old hands” were eager to show the new boys around, helping them settle into the dorm, and quickly involving them in games and activities.

What We've Done - Heroes of the Nation - School and Housing - Nyahururu, Kenya

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

Kenya Heroes of the Nation Boys Accomodation Be A HERO

City:  Nyahururu, Kenya
Project: School and Housing
Partner: Heroes of the Nation
Number of Children:  516

This children's home provides a home for children at risk. These children may be orphaned or, either unable to live at home, or be supported by their parents. These children's homes are in the form of orphanages, single-family housing, or hospitality centers. The children are provided with housing, education, and health-care. Education and training is culturally relevant and is centered on developing leaders for their societies.

What We've Done - Cambodia Hope Organization - Children's Village - 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 Childrens Village Be A HERO 1

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

In partnership with Hope for the Nations and Cambodian Hope Organization, Be A HERO has completed Stage 1 of the children’s village in Poipet - a children’s home for 24 at-risk children. The Children’s Village is desperately needed to enable the rescue of children before they fall victims of kidnapping and trafficking.

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.

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