They're sobering statistics: daily, 18,000 children die from illnesses like diarrhoea, malaria, and pneumonia. Nearly half of that complete expires before their first month. Add to the 800 mothers who die daily from conditions such as post-partum haemorrhage and infections, high blood pressure during pregnancy and unsafe abortions.
A number of these deaths can be avoided through cheap, simple, often community-based solutions which enhance local health care, increase access and aid to address health inequities for women, children and adolescents. Working with its international partners, the Canadian Red Cross has made significant contributions to saving lives in remote, impoverished areas by improving local health systems.
Canadian Red Cross programs to address women's and children's health have particularly demonstrated critical in countries
affected by conflict and disaster, where many children and girls are cut off from essential health services. Initiatives have included community-based treatment for children with malaria, diarrhoea and vaccine bottle
pneumonia, wellness promotion, obstetric care through field hospitals Emergency Response Units, pre- and - post-natal care, and sanitation upgrades.
● Kenya: Within three years, a 45 percent growth in infants exclusively breastfed for six months.
● Honduras: Urging men to take a larger role in preventing maternal and child mortality.
● Liberia: Increases between 49 and 74 percent in children treated for diarrhoea, malaria, and pneumonia.
● Mali: Growing number of newborns who received a healthcare visit by 19 per cent.
● Pakistan: providing tens of thousands of messages encouraging girls to get antenatal care.
● Syria: Supporting
five nourishment centers to deal with malnutrition in children.
These have a metal lid, with rubber in the center where the needle goes in to draw the liquid vaccination out. It just seems a shame to throw a lot of cool little bottles off, but they're 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 for theirs but now I'm likely to.
I use similar bottles for clay jobs. I get them out of my vets office. She's careful what she gives me. I take them home and wash them up. They decorate them with polymer clay and then give them for bottles of trust. I put my own spin on it and contribute a few back into the vet for those who loose their pets. Vet and staff love it. Shops easily and keeps them secure.