India’s southern villages are cut off from medical & compassionate care. NFTN teaches & trains while relieving Malaria, worm & parasite, Typhoid, and wound victims.
September 2010 – Ongoing
India is populated by over one billion people, nearly 17% of the world’s total population. Half of India’s people suffer from hunger, while child mortality, HIV/AIDS, maternal deaths and gender disparities that exist culturally are rampant throughout all parts of the land. In the Dalit villages or areas where the lower caste system lives (they are called the untouchables), men, women and children are treated as outcasts of society and cannot work, hold meaningful jobs or provide for their families. They are considered the lowest of the low. As a result of this separation from the rest of their society, poverty, sickness and disease, lack of water and poor sanitation is prevalent.
Nurses for the Nations is working in the tribal villages, to test and treat for Malaria, Typhoid and other illnesses, train and educate Indian women as health agents in their village communities. NFTN is also financially supporting Indian nurses to provide care in the villages on a monthly basis. NFTN partners with Sylom ministries and supports their ministry activity in the country.Give