Projects March 5, 2018 White Cross – South Africa Galilean Health Kits for Health Builders
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GoalInternational Ministries seeks to raise $8,000 through White Cross to equip Health Builders with Health Kits
SummaryThis White Cross project seeks to raise $8,000 to equip Health Builders with Galilean Health Kits and training so they can provide good care to the KwaZulu-Natal community.
DescriptionHealth Builders in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa serve the population with the highest HIV prevalence in the world, estimated at 30%. An estimated 25% of adults have high blood pressure but only 8% have been diagnosed, and only 12% of those diagnosed are on effective treatment. South Africa is losing more working-age people than the U.S. due to heart and arterial disease. Health Builders are trained to screen for HIV/AIDS and other health concerns including diabetes, high blood pressure and nutritional problems.They each receive a Galilean Health Kit that includes a glucometer, glucose strips, HIV tests, health screening supplies, educational materials, a blood pressure cuff and more. In addition to medical screenings, the Health Builders run Bible discovery groups that encourage people to work together to solve pressing local problems. It is anticipated this project will improve the level of detection and treatment for those with diabetes, HIV and high blood pressure.
Suggested Gifts$100 purchases glucose strips and diabetes testing for 100 people $250 provides HIV tests for 100 people $500 provides one Galilean Health Kit and training for one Health Builder
Prayer RequestsPlease pray that Drs. Anita and Rick Gutierrez and their partners in South Africa will be able to supply Health Builders with training and starter kits Please pray that this ministry will continue to show communities Jesus is Lord and God is love.