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What are Complementary Interventions? How do Complementary Interventions help children living in the developing world?

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Shauna Pilgreen, in the hospital for an unknown illness, can only think of one thing — her sponsored child Sadaam.

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Malaria, nearly non-existent in many other Caribbean countries, remains the third-leading cause of death among children under 5 in Haiti. Haiti lacks the public health, sanitation and human resources needed to deliver crucial preventive health and medical services to the population.

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Half of the world’s population, 3.3 billion people, is at risk of malaria. And it’s all because of mosquitoes.

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2012 UGANDA IT WORKS+

I came home from Ghana with severe chills, headache and a fever. I’d been in Africa two weeks, and these symptoms alarmed me. Could I be infected with malaria?

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UNICEF recently announced that the number of children dying from preventable diseases around the world has dropped dramatically. But there’s more hay to haul.

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A trip to Haiti held three surprises for a sponsor-Advocate that will remain in her heart and memory forever.

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Jul 17 2012

Why I Do Something Good

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Life went from very easy to incredibly hard for I Won’t Watch founder E. J. Swanson. He has known what it’s like to live with and to live without.

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No matter how difficult their situation, children in Africa cope with immense suffering. Is this because it’s the only life they’ve known?

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Apr 25 2012

World Malaria Day 2012

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As they toured a village in Uganda, they came upon a grave on a hillside of a man – a father, a husband, a friend, a son – prematurely taken from his family because of malaria. Malaria, a disease preventable with as little as a mosquito net and an elementary health education.

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The need for mosquito nets for children in Burkina Faso is high, and solutions are being sought. Parental education is also a big step in the fight against malaria.

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Eva always had a smile for everyone, including strangers, but behind her radiant smile raged a monstrous battle. Opportunistic diseases attacked her daily.

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From a very young age, Anite was a sickly child. Her mother, Florence, says that after Anite was born, she often fell sick from malaria. The little girl went to multiple hospitals, but each time they after they treated her, the malaria came back.

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It starts with a mosquito bite. Then there’s an itch. And for us, it’s just an annoyance. But for children in poverty, the bite is just the beginning, and the itch isn’t the problem. The real problem is the malaria.

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At the center of Riaciina village in Kenya lies a semi-permanent house, traditionally constructed. The walls of the house are made of mud and smoothly smeared with cow dung. The roof is thatched with iron sheets. There is a big gap between the mud and iron sheets. Mosquitoes penetrate freely day and night.
This…

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How do you say goodbye to a sponsored child who has died? Have you ever had to do that, or to say goodbye to another child in your life?

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While the East African nation of Kenya does not grab as many headlines as its less stable neighbors to the west, disease, malnourishment and violence are leaving a mark on this generation of Kenyan children.
About 500,000 Kenyan children are missing school due to lack of food.
According to the World Food Program, in countries…

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Dec 5 2009

Preventable Causes of Death

Diarrhea. Unclean water. Measles. Pneumonia. Tuberculosis. Malaria. Every day 25,000 children younger than 5 die from mostly preventable causes. Why?

Because they live in poor countries that aren’t a priority to developed nations. But they’re still a priority to God.
And they can be yours, too – compassion.com/youcan

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Will you respond when calamity knocks? When a poor child has no defenses? When she’s cornered by the bullies of poverty?

You can also view the Opportunity Knocking video in YouTube.

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Being a mother takes courage. Being an expectant mother in desperate poverty takes courage and so much more.

Each year more than 500,000 mothers die in childbirth or from pregnancy complications, most of which are preventable. The babies who survive while their mothers die are much more likely to die in their first year of…

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Jaime is 11 years old and lives in the La Prosperina neighborhood. He had the happy opportunity to be registered at Jesús es Amor Student Center about six years ago.
Jaimito, as many of his friends call him, is a very joyful, outgoing, obedient and disciplined child. He truly loves his parents and siblings, and…

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Jun 16 2009

Day of the African Child

Today is the Day of the African Child. Not a well known day for most, but an important day for the children of Africa who this day celebrates and remembers.
The African child is a resilient one, as many on the African continent must gather up great energy each day just to survive. The…

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May 1 2009

Reviving God’s Army

I have read various articles, columns and statistics on the state of Christendom in America, and the prognosis isn’t good. Christian commentators across the country are doing their best to encourage our churches to get back to the basics, but their pleas seem to fall on deaf ears.
But underneath the apparent complacency plaguing our…

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The theme for World Malaria Day 2009 is “Count Malaria Out.”

“This year’s World Malaria Day marks a critical moment in time. The international malaria community has merely two years to meet the 2010 targets of delivering effective and affordable protection and treatment to all people at risk of malaria, as called for by…

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This is the last of our malaria questions. Tomorrow morning we’ll publish the answer in the comment section of this post, and we’ll also include the answer in our World Malaria Day post.

The answer to yesterday’s question 90 percent.
Ninety percent of those who die from malaria are African children.
Through our Malaria Intervention Fund, Compassion-assisted children…

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