They are sobering statistics: each day, 18,000 children die from ailments such as diarrhoea, malaria, and pneumonia. Nearly half of that complete expires prior to their first month. Add to this 800 moms who die every day from conditions including post-partum haemorrhage and infections, high blood pressure during pregnancy and unsafe abortions. More than half of these maternal and child deaths occur in countries affected by conflict, disasters and fragility.
Many of these deaths can be prevented through low-cost, simple, often community-based solutions which enhance local health care, enhance access and aid to address health inequities for women, children and teens. Working with its global partners, the Canadian Red Cross has made significant contributions to saving lives in remote, impoverished regions by improving local health programs.
Canadian Red Cross plans to deal with women's and children's health have particularly proven critical in states affected by conflict and catastrophe, where lots of children and women are cut off from essential health services.
Cases of where Canadian Red Cross efforts have made a difference:
● Kenya: Over time, a 45 percent increase in babies exclusively breastfed for six months.
● Honduras: Urging guys to have a greater role in preventing child and maternal mortality.
● Liberia: Increases between 49 and 74 percent in children treated for diarrhoea, malaria, and pneumonia.
● Mali: Increasing number of teens who obtained a healthcare visit by 19 percent.
● Pakistan: providing thousands of messages encouraging women
to receive antenatal care.
● Syria: Supporting five nutrition centres to deal with malnutrition in children.
All these include a metal lid, with rubber at the centre where the needle goes in to draw the liquid vaccination out. It just seems a shame to throw a lot of cool little vaccine bottles
off, but they are not recyclable.
I would be interested in taking these off anybody's hands to use for crafts. I didn't even consider asking my vet for theirs but now I'm going to.
I use comparable bottles for clay projects. I get them out of my vets office. She is careful what she gives me. I take them home and clean them up. I decorate them with polymer clay and donate them for bottles of trust. I put my own spin on it and contribute a few back to the vet for those that loose their pets. Vet and staff love it. Make great keep sake bottles
for babies first tooth or a lock of hair. Shops easily and keeps them protected.