Uttishtha Foundation interacts with different medical specialty departments of various hospital partners on a regular basis to track down updates on underprivileged children who need emergency medical treatment. We also endorse an appeal from other hospitals, other families of underprivileged patients. However, there are many children who are suffering from constant pain and anxiety due to congenital heart diseases and cancer. Approximately,70% of these children are underprivileged for whom it’s inconceivable for getting treated. Child Help Foundation till date support 835+ children and tries best to get a solution for these issues by raising funds through sources like our Online Fund Raising Campaigns, However, our support doesn’t stop here, but once the patient is in the recuperation stage we take regular updates about the patient’s medical status along with family’s’ status.
Children who receive medical support from Child Help Foundation takes many months and even years to recover, during this treatment phase many of them are unable to attend schools. Due to this period of absence from schools and lack of motivation or financial backing, many of them end up as dropouts.
These children not only have to live without love and support of parents but they have to find their own way through the uncertainties of life.
How common are Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs) in India? Every year 1.5 lakh infants are born in India with congenital heart disease. The warning signs of Congenital Heart Disease in infants and children may include a heart murmur or abnormal heart sound, cyanosis (a bluish tint to the skin, fingernails and/or lips), fast breathing, poor feeding, poor weight gain, an inability to exercise and excessive sweating. 78,000 infants die of congenital heart disease in India every year.
Cancer: Around 80% of children with cancer live in developing countries and more than half will die. In India, it is estimated that nearly 40,000 – 50,000 new childhood cancer cases occur each year. In India, cancer is the 9th common cause for the deaths among children between 5 and 14 years of age. Our Partner Hospitals providing the healing touch
Maternal malnutrition and maternal mortality: 300 pregnant women provided with Multivitamin tables in collaboration with Vitamin Angels to reduce maternal malnutrition and maternal mortality.
Preventive Measures: Created awareness to have nutritious food and avoidance of hunger during pregnancy.
Preventing under 5 Mortality: Institution delivery promoted at all meeting with women. Addressing Preterm Birth, Low Birth Weight, and their Outcomes. Breastfeeding campaign.
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