This year, GlobeMed at UVA is aiming to fundraise $3,500 dollars for the Safe Child and Mother Care project in the villages of Bos Em, Koy Yieng, and Arak Svay outside Siem Reap.
The project’s goals are as following:
I) Eliminate malnutrition in children under 5 years ($1,920). The funds will go towards providing nutritious food supplies for children under 5, training sessions for community cooks, additional hygiene supplies, and a water filter-tank system for the village.
II) Reduce the rate of child and mother mortality ($400). The funds will go towards providing primary awareness through educational classes for pregnant women and new mothers. The classes will involve the importance of pre-natal healthcare, the important groups of food, breast feeding, sexual health, diarrhea, dengue fever, malaria, and general hygiene sanitation.
III) Reduce the rate of children repeating the first class ($200). The funds will go towards providing training to early education center community volunteers and the printing and publishing of necessary materials.