Inner Wheel and IMPACT in partnership: IMPACT Family Health
Inner Wheel Clubs are worked with IMPACT to implement the IMPACT Family Health project; bringing maternity care, clean water, sanitation, food security, immunisation and medical care to poor families living in a deprived rural area of Bangladesh. Together, we raise over £50,000 to help ten rural villages. This action will prevent the ill-health and needless disability which causes unnecessary suffering and keeps people in poverty by stopping them from working or going to school.
Did You Know?
- In the poorest areas of Bangladesh, more than one in every eight children die before their fifth birthday? Providing clean water, sanitation and healthcare will help to protect them.
- Four-fifths of pregnant women give birth alone or without medical help? The IMPACT Family Health project would train and equip Traditional Birth Attendants to keep women and babies safe from harm.
- Lack of Vitamin A is a leading cause of child blindness yet only tiny amounts of this micronutrient are needed? Together we can help malnourished people grow vegetables to protect their children’s sight.
- Only a third of men, women and children in rural areas have appropriate sanitation? Potentially fatal diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera spread rapidly in such conditions.
IMPACT Family Health aims to address issues such as these directly with cost-effective and simple strategies.
Inner Wheel clubs and IMPACT – working together to transform the lives and health of impoverished men, women and children…one village at a time.
Having supported this wonderful charity for several years and seen its work in Bangladesh, I was keen to recommend this ‘IMPACT Family Health’ project in villages in western Bangladesh.Clean safe water provision, early recognition of ear and eye problems, maternity care improvement, immunisations and simple hygiene measures will hopefully make the lives of all the 25,000 inhabitants that much healthier.
Dr. Sheila Halliday-Pegg, Association Overseas Service Committee Chairman, July 2010
Please send your gifts, made payable to IMPACT Foundation, to:
Mrs. Judi Stagg,
151 Western Road,
West Sussex, RH16 3LH.