Guinea is home to 13 million beautiful people, half of which are under the age of 15 years. The need for robust and high quality pediatric healthcare is paramount, and yet, there are fewer than 20 pediatricians and NO dedicated pediatric centers in the entire country.
In response to this need, Hope Ignited is building Sacre Coeur Pediatric Center of Excellence - the first pediatric health center in Guinea. The center will provide high quality, compassionate care and train local medical personnel to do the same.
Join with us to bring HOPE and HEALING to the people of Guinea!
Meet Ibrahima, a 6 year old boy who our doctors met in one of the public hospitals. He had been in the hospital for 3 weeks following a leg injury that became infected. Because his leg was casted, the infection went unnoticed and spread throughout his body, including around his heart. He was in desperate need of urgent treatment.
Our doctors worked tirelessly to find him the right treatment, and after Hope Ignited's first successful cardiac procedure, antibiotics, and malnutrition therapy, he found healing and HOPE for his future.
There are 100's of children with stories just like Ibrahima's, and we will strive to provide them all with a chance to thrive through our work at Sacre Coeur Pediatric Center of Excellence.
The needs in Guinea are staggering:
Less than 20 pediatricians in the whole country with a pediatric population of over 6 million
The infant and under 5 mortality rates are in the bottom 10% of the world
Human Development Index ranks Guinea at 175 out of 189 countries
The Sacre Coeur Pediatric Center of Excellence will be a place where children and their families can find compassionate, holistic healing and where local medical and church leaders will learn how to be present to the cries of the sick and find the hope and skills necessary to do something about it.
Join with us to bring HOPE to the people of Guinea!