HealthEd Connect empowers women and children through evidence-based health, education, and advocacy programs.

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Phone: 816.519.4925
Address: 1401 West Truman Road
Independence, MO 64050
United States of America

Mirriam, "The Boss"OUR BOSS

Mirriam Is Who We Work For!

Mirriam had only to gaze up at us with her big brown eyes and we knew our lives would never be the same.  We met her when she was two years old, HIV positive, and facing an uncertain future.  She’s not unlike the other 12 million AIDS orphans in SubSahara Africa.

Mirriam’s now our ‘boss’.   If you’d like to meet her, click on ‘The Boss’ and see if you’d like to work for her too.

OUR MISSION

Helping People Is What We Do!

Children's Best CharityHealthEd Connect builds on a solid foundation of 20 years of experience with volunteer Community Health Workers who are directly involved with the families and special needs in their villages. Many of these villages are now facing incredible challenges as the number of orphaned children, primarily due to HIV/AIDS, has grown dramatically and the typical surviving caregiver is an aging grandmother who has lost both her husband and children. Going forward, HealthEd Connect will remain flexible and adaptive by connecting villagers and their leaders to expanding visions of possibilities, targeted training, and access to resources.

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CURRENT EVENTS

Smile!

Amazon Smile LogoAnd think Amazon.com. If you are an Amazon shopper (who isn't??) a portion of every purchase you make on line can be designated for HealthEd Connect. In addition to our Kindle purchases, we've started using Amazon gift cards for those hard-to-shop for teenagers in our lives. Now we can benefit HealthEd Connect at the same time. It's so easy!!

You just need to be sure you enter Smile.Amazon.com and it will ask you what charity you want to have benefit from your purchase. When you enter HealthEd Connect in the blank box, our information will immediately pop up. Next time you shop from Amazon, HealthEd Connect will automatically show up as your charity of choice. You just have to remember to smile! You always have to get onto the Amazon site by going through Smile.Amazon.com.

 

Zambulances

zambulance Josephine, the Wasaidizi health worker supervisor in the Democratic Republic of Congo says the Zambulances have been a huge blessing to the people in the villages. Even though they have to navigate deep sand, rutted muddy roads, crevices and small streams, the locals are thrilled to have a way to transport people the 30-40 kilometers to the local bush hospital. And as the Wasaidizi say, "The volunteer bike riders go fast!" The really good news is that of the 1441 babies delivered in 2013 by the Wasaidizi, not one infant or maternal death occurred due to good triaging and transportation to the hospital. When Jac test drove the Zambulances a year ago when we delivered them, he gave them only a 50/50 chance of being sturdy enough to survive. Now the good news is that they are not only surviving but saving lives!

 

Schedule of Upcoming Events: Where We Will Be

Nepal—March

Nepal
Jac and Sherri
Nepal 2 The Soyamsabika health workers in Nepal traveled into Kathmandu in March for a training session to learn about blood pressure and how to use sphygmos and stethoscopes. Many of the Soyamsabika live in remote Himalayan villages with little or no access to medical help. The health workers intend to use their new equipment and knowledge to monitor blood pressure for pregnant women as well as others at risk. As you can see from the picture, they took the lesson seriously! They are now requesting assistance to build latrines since many communities have no sanitary system and simply "go to the field." A site visit was also made to visit Sangita, a health worker volunteer who recently received her nursing license. Sangita provides needed services to a rural community in Biratnagar where open-air stoves are used inside the homes. The resultant toxic fumes caused by the cow-dung fuel is a major cause of the respiratory issues the people face. HealthEd Connect is networking with groups who are specializing in venting the smoke and providing alternative ways of cooking.

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Chipulukusu School
Zambia, Congo