Why It Matters
In rural, impoverished areas, access to health clinics and medicines is scarce. More than 1.3 billion people lack access to essential medicines. Studies show that, each year, more than 1 million people die from malaria, more than 1 million people die from HIV/AIDS, and thousands die from dengue fever.
Who It Affects
These stoves statistically decrease the amount of respiratory and eye diseases by 60-70 percent. Currently, nearly half of our Bolivian communities are using smokeless stoves.
The clinic has the capacity to treat eight out of 10 common diseases in the communities, including typhoid fever and minor surgeries.
Before Outreach was established in India, less than one-third of the people in our communities had access to medicines. Now, with hard work and collaboration from each community, 69 percent more families now have access to medicines for dengue fever and other common diseases when they need it.
Now, Outreach has increased the use of smokeless stoves 15-fold in our communities.
72 percent of Outreach communities now have access to medicines and health care when they need it.
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