Malnutrition continues to be one of the world’s most serious health problems and the single biggest contributor to child mortality.
Every child deserves the opportunity to grow up healthy. We work to strengthen the well-being of children and families through our healthcare and nutrition programs. Moreover, we work on the prevention of major diseases and provide opportunities to augment maternal and child health.
Speroway's feeding and malnutrition programs work at addressing under-nutrition, which contributes to 45 percent of deaths of children under the age of 5.
Speroway helps address the prevention of major diseases. We help by distributing deworming medicines through schools, clinics and orphanages to impoverished communities.
Basic Healthcare and Medicines for Children and Families
Working alongside schools, community centres, clinics and churches, we focus on health and nutrition programs. In particular, we focus on child and maternal health in both the prevention and treatment of major diseases. We incorporate the basic use of medicines, supplies and community health education to prevent and treat illnesses.
Community Health Initiatives
Our community health initiatives focus on training with food and nutrition, proper hygiene methods and prevention of illness and disease. Speroway strengthens medical and dental training centres in Haiti, El Salvador and Malawi and supports local health workers and professionals with equipment, training and education.
Working with our partner, Child Legacy Hospital, we seek to help empower women to overcome gender inequalities by not only offering free world-class healthcare in their immediate area, but also by raising awareness in villages throughout Malawi.
CLI Hospital serves thousands of rural patients every year. Our clinical services also provide treatment for malaria, screening and treatment for HIV/AIDS, routine vaccinations and family planning services.
Speroway works in Nicaragua to provide medical support, maternal care, vaccinations and education to reduce infant, child and maternal mortality rates. Staffed by Nicaraguan nurses, the clinic serves approximately 40 people a day. Health issues can dramatically impact families’ daily living activities to support themselves.
Speroway supports a medical and dental clinic in El Salvador that works to strengthen the well-being of children and families through promoting health and nutrition practices. Moreover, we work on the prevention of major diseases and provide opportunities to strengthen maternal and child health.
Speroway also works with local health workers, communities, in-country partners and government to strengthen health systems and health infrastructure. Our medical and dental teams work hand-in-hand with community leaders to train local health professionals equipping them with the skills to provide sustainable healthcare.
At Speroway, we work hand-in-hand with our local partners to provide dental care and oral hygiene to thousands of impoverished children and families. Volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants and non-dental volunteers treat patients with decaying teeth and painful mouths, and provide medicines, toothbrushes and toothpaste. We also work with local dentists and community health workers to train in proper dental care and hygiene.
Every day, thousands of children die because they don’t have access to basic medicines that could save their lives. Medical care is often non-existent in many areas in Haiti and financially impossible for most families in local villages. Speroway works with volunteers and partners to help help distribute essential medical supplies like antibiotics, anti-fungals, anti-parasitic drugs, deworming medications, painkillers, and surgical supplies.
Through the Haiti Clinic of Hope as well, Speroway helps provide Mobile Clinics, which bring 15 villages and 16,000 patients with critical need.
Malnutrition and Feeding Programs
Speroway works in many countries to help support community and feeding programs. Nutrition is central to a child’s survival and development. A hungry child does not grow properly, may have difficulty learning, and will face many health challenges in the future.
Countries that Speroway works in with partners provide feeding programs include: Malawi, Kenya, Haiti, Nicaragua, Domincian Republic, and right here in Canada.
To learn more about feeding programs or to donate, click the country you are interested in or click below to give where most needed.