World Youth International launches Health Camp Week to raise awareness and funds so that vulnerable communities can access vital healthcare
With the pandemic now impacting communities around the globe for over 12 months, the long term effects of this can be felt everywhere. People within developing countries like Kenya and Nepal, who didn’t get the same level of Government assistance as we did here in Australia, will find it even more challenging to recover financially, and even more devastating, is that there are vulnerable communities who have no access whatsoever to healthcare.
These communities have been well supported by World Youth International`s Nurses in Action Volunteers to facilitate and deliver Health Camps so that villages throughout Kenya and Nepal could access vital medical services in areas where there are limited medical facilities. While our Nurses In Action program has been grounded until international travel restrictions ease, there are now communities who haven’t been able to access any medical attention for over a year.
“Disasters such as the global pandemic affect us all; but those living in poverty are always the most vulnerable as it makes it even harder for them to break the cycle. If we can’t help these communities gain access to healthcare and education, who will?” questions Terry Hoey, General Manager, World Youth International.
In response to this issue, we are holding our Health Camp Week campaign from 22 to 29 March, 2021 to raise funds and awareness of Health Camps for these remote villages within Kenya and Nepal that have suffered during the covid-19 pandemic. By getting behind a Health Camp in Kenya or Nepal, people can show much-needed support to these vulnerable communities that have been devastated in recent times. There are now more impoverished people than ever requiring medical assistance.
World Youth International has implemented and facilitated Health Camps over the past 11 years. Over 10,000 patients from remote villages in Kenya received treatment. They have also treated around 3,500 patients in remote villages in Nepal. We want to continue raising awareness that these communities in developing countries cannot receive healthcare without our support. We hope to have generated sufficient funds to implement more Health Camps.