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1 BILLION PEOPLE LACK ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

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Poverty leads to ill health and ill health maintains poverty

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Early childhood health Impacts long-term wellbeing


Countries

Ecuador

Health programs in Ecuador comprise around 25% of our current Ecuador programming efforts.

2018 Data for Ecuador at large

  • 52.8% of the population is overweight, and 18% obese

  • 77.9 births per 1,000 women ages 15-19

  • 12.1% of people are undernourished

Manna project’s RESPONSE

  • Adult Cooking and Nutrition

  • Children's Nutrition and Exercise

  • Preventative health workshops and partnerships

  • Shadowing local Doctors

  • Community Center

  • Antorcha de la Vida Partnership

  • Due to rapid economic development in recent years at our current site and Ecuador at large, MPI’s long-term partner communities have fortunately changed from highly underserved residents to mostly moderately served residents. We are adapting our programs and locations to proactively benefit the highly underserved. 

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Nicaragua

Due to civil unrest, we have paused all Nicaragua health programs as of August 2019. We hope to restart the programs in the future once it is safe to do so.

2018 data for Nicaragua at large

  • 1 doctor for every 2,700 people

  • 58% increase in cases of dengue fever

  • 9.2 hospital beds for every 10,000 people

  • Adolescent pregnancies account for 1 in 4 births

  • 2nd highest childhood mortality rate in Central America 

Manna Project’s RESPONSE

  • Adolescent Health Education

  • Villa Guadalupe Health Clinic

  • 1,000 Days of Difference (Maternal & Child Health)

  • Community Health Promotion

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Ecuador Health Programs


Nicaragua Health Programs

Due to civil unrest, we have paused all Nicaragua health programs as of August 2019. We hope to restart the programs in the future once it is safe to do so.


"I am thankful for the clinic and how the doctor and nurse have always been there for me."

- Veronica, resident of 
Villa Guadalupe, Nicaragua

"You cannot achieve environmental security and human development without addressing the basic issues of health and nutrition."

- Gro Brundtland
UN World Health Organization