Compassion’s Health Interventions provide children with quality medical care including life-saving surgery, cancer treatment and more.
Donations enable us to provide proactive and reactive care to some of the world’s most vulnerable children. Our Health InterventionsÂ empower our church partners to run life-saving malnutrition, HIV and malaria awareness programmesÂ to stop children getting sick in the first place.
With 67 years of experience helping children overcome poverty, Compassion is uniquely placed to respond.
Fuad was a healthy 15-year-old when he began to experience constant shortness of breath.
He was immediately referred to a heart specialist who diagnosed him with severe mitral stenosis (a disorder that narrows or obstructs the mitral valve in the heart) and pulmonary hypertension.
â€śIt was the scariest time of my life. I was scared to sleep at night because I would suddenly lose my breath,â€ť remembers Fuad.
Giving him a 10% chance of survival, doctors recommended overseas heart surgery. Thanks to a Health Intervention, Fuad underwent a successful operation in India. He slowly returned to his normal life and has now chosen to study medicine when he graduates.
â€śMy parents couldnâ€™t have afforded my medical treatment here, let alone abroad. I feel like I was given a second chance. I have regained my strength … Whenever I do something I was not able to do before, I think of Compassion.â€ťÂ – Fuad, Ethiopia
Compassion has been a trusted charity since 1952. Over the last five years, donations to ourÂ Health InterventionsÂ have enabled us to distribute 17,640 malaria nets and much more. All our Health Interventions are run in partnership with our church partners who know the needs of their communities inside out and are there to provide long-term support.
We used to have at least one child attending hospital every week to treat illnesses â€“ now, the situation has changed.
Winfrida, Compassion project director, Tanzania
At Compassion, your donation is used wisely to the greatest benefit to children in poverty.
A minimum of 80 percent of donations to Compassion UK is used to directly support the development and delivery of interventions.
The remaining 20 percent is used to inform and update donors and facilitate support for their chosen intervention or fund Compassion UK activities to support more interventions and children.
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