They're sobering statistics: daily, 18,000 children die from illnesses like diarrhoea, malaria, and pneumonia. Almost half of that total dies before their first month. Add to this 800 moms who die every day from ailments including post-partum haemorrhage and illnesses, higher blood pressure during pregnancy and unsafe abortions. More than half of those maternal and child deaths occur in countries affected by conflict, disasters and fragility.
Many of these deaths can be avoided through cheap, easy, frequently community-based solutions which enhance local health care, increase access and help to deal with health inequities for women, children and teens. Working together with its international partners, the Canadian Red Cross has made significant contributions to saving lives in remote, impoverished areas by enhancing local health systems.
Canadian Red Cross plans to address women's and children's health have especially proven critical in states affected by conflict and disaster, where lots of children and women are cut off from essential health services. Initiatives have included community-based treatment for children with malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia, health promotion, obstetric care via field hospitals Emergency Response Units, pre- and post-natal maintenance, and sanitation updates.
● Kenya: Within three years, a 45 percent increase in babies exclusively breastfed for six months.
● Honduras: Urging guys to take a greater role in preventing child and maternal mortality.
● Mali: Growing number of newborns who received a post-natal care visit by 19 percent.
● Pakistan: providing thousands of messages encouraging girls to get antenatal care.
● Syria: Supporting five nourishment centers to deal with malnutrition in children.
All these have a metal lid, with rubber in the centre where the needle goes in to draw the liquid vaccination out. It just seems a pity to throw a lot of cool little vaccine bottles off, but they are not recyclable.
I would be interested in taking these off anyone's hands to use for crafts. I didn't even think about asking my vet to get theirs but today I am going to.
I use similar bottles for clay jobs. I get them out of my vets office. She's careful that which she gives me. I take them home and wash them up. I decorate them with polymer clay and give them for bottles of hope. I put my own spin on it and contribute some back into the vet for people who loose their pets. Vet and employees love it. Stores easily and keeps them secure.