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2008 Small Grants Awards

Women Protection Society, Uganda
Training women to make bio-sand water filters

Sahara, Orissa, India
Introducing low-cost solar-based LED home lighting systems

Nyaya Health, Nepal
Educating Home Health Workers to improve child nutrition and health

National Institute of Health Research and Development, Indonesia
Reducing the prevalence of worm infections

Wuqu’ Kawoq, Guatemala
Studying child growth among indigenous population

Integrated Rural Development Programme, Pakistan
Teaching childcare givers about ORS, breastfeeding and growth monitoring

American Indian Family, Minnesota, U.S.
Training Doulas to increase breastfeeding rates

Kodera Women Group, Kenya
Creating a source of income and better nutrition by manufacturing peanut butter

Humanitarian Grants

Beginning in 2006, we decided to grant some funds for purely humanitarian purposes, that is, not innovative, but meeting the needs of hunger, illiteracy, and disease, especially in the time of natural disasters.

Bukalama Youth Group, Kenya
A fish and poultry project

Medical Society, Andhra Pradesh, India
Preventing and treating HIV-infection

Emergency Grant

Child Health Foundation also gave an emergency grant of $1,000 to Jeevan Rekha Parishad, one of our 2004 Small Grants to help them distribute ORS to refugee camps in Orissa, India. Some 50,000 people were living in these camps, including about 10,000 children because of violence in their community.


2007 Small Grants Awards

Family Health and Development, Andhra Pradesh, India
A trial of micronutrient fortified salt

Crescent Education Society, Andhra Pradesh, India
Teaching hygiene in a mother’s club

Mothers Union Orphan Program, Kenya
Water purification training

Blue Veins, Pakistan
A mother’s support group encouraging breastfeeding

Haritika, Uttar Pradesh, India

Improve water supply, build latrines, teach hygiene

Rhythm Africa, Uganda
Malaria prevention

Ghanaian Mother’s Hope, U.S., project in Ghana
Sanitation in Schools

Public Health Department of Los Angeles, U.S.
Support breastfeeding among African-Americans.

Humanitarian Grants

Beginning in 2006, we decided to grant some funds for purely humanitarian purposes, that is, not innovative, but meeting the needs of hunger, illiteracy, and disease, especially in the time of natural disasters. These four organizations each received a grant of $1,500.

  1. SEWA, West Bengal, India; for general child health
  2. CARE Trust, Andhra Pradesh, India; to address malnutrition concerns
  3. Poor Peoples Foundation Society, Andhra Pradesh, India; to feed orphan children
  4. Precious Child Education Centre, Uganda; to help overcome HIV stigma

Emergency Grant

Child Health Foundation also gave an emergency grant of $2,000 for the Chinese earthquake victims.


2006 Small Grants Awards

CIAD,AC, Mexico
To test the impact of an education model on the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections in schoolchildren from north western Mexico during the Deworming Campaign: a pilot study.

KIDS, Ethiopia
A continuation project (see 2005) to facilitate improvement in local health culture using sustainable, low technology methods within households and the village elementary schools. Because of past work, this village has been designated a "model community" by the District Ministry of Health.

Umoja Women Group, Kenya
To carry out a large household survey in one area of the Division, to assess the health needs of all children under age 6 years, who have been left under the care of their grandparents.

Community Empowerment Initiative, Uganda
To conduct hygiene and sanitation education programs in primary schools, with the aim to reduce water-borne diseases.

Millennium Poverty Eradication Programme, Uganda
The grant is used to train volunteers, purchase farm seeds, tools, cows, and to conduct educational programs of health and nutrition.

Dip Unnayan Society, Bangladesh
A continuation project (see 2004) to benefit impoverished children by creating 100% safe environments in 15 villages over the period of a year.

Sweet Mother Program, Nigeria
The program aims at empowering parents and families with knowledge, resources, skills, and behavior modification to ensure safe motherhood, healthy children, and a good start in life for newborns.


2005 Small Grants Awards

Musokoto Joint Community Based Org., Nambale, Kenya
To establish orange-fleshed potatoes, rich in Vitamin A, blended with other crops and traditional vegetables to form a balanced diet.

Butoke, Western Kasai, DR Congo
To create momentum for a profound reorientation towards responsible sexuality which has a strong potential to improve the realities of women’s lives, child health and child survival and the spread of STD/s including AIDS.

St. Johns National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India
Anemia and pediatric HIV: role of nutrition intervention in improving quality of life among anemic HIV–infected children.

Univ. of Rhode Island, Dept. of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Kingston, RI, USA
Innovative video-survey to assess body weight and body image in low-income children.

Health Forum in Palestine (HFP), Palestine
To reduce childhood malnutrition through early onset and prolonged duration of breastfeeding, proper or improved complementary feeding practices, and regular growth monitoring.

Afro Development Foundation (ADF Trust) Tanzania
To equip and educate healthcare providers on malaria control, including the promotion of insecticide-treated bed nets, and the use of ORT for infants and children under 5 years

Ethiopia Kossoye Project, Ethiopia
To reduce the prevalence of trachoma in children, to establish the use of cereal-based ORT, to reduce malnutrition, and to educate elementary school girls in the use of measures to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.


2004 Small Grants Awards

Dip Unnayan Society (DUS), Bangladesh
will promote sanitation in the villages, mobilizing the community-based organizations.

Rural Peoples Development Society, India
This project is focusing on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases among young people, through peer groups and mass education in the schools and community.

Georgian Pediatrics Protection Fund, Georgia (Europe)
GPPF will identify enteroviruses in newborns with generalized infection, providing better treatment and improving health care.

Jeevan Rekha Parishad, India-Located in Orissa
This NGO will work at improving the neonatal care through home visits by village-based, trained health workers.

PRUCHED Aid, Ghana
They have a program to improve the personal hygeine of school children and prevent AIDS through education.


2003 Small Grants Awards

Centro de Promocion Agropecuaria (CEPAC), Bolivia
To initiate a low-cost, environmentally sustainable solar method of decontaminating water to decrease childhood illness and death from acute diarrhea.

Pakistan Rural Workers Social Welfare Organization (PRWSWOP), Pakistan
To reduce childhood mortality from diarrhea by creating awareness among the mothers, and imparting what they call a "Child Survival Health Education Program on ORT" (oral rehydration therapy).


2002 Small Grants Awards

Optonet International, Nigeria
To develop a food-based dietary solution for the control of childhood Vitamin A deficiency by testing the available foods and determining the best sources of beta carotene and then producing guidelines for the community.


2001 Small Grants Awards

Institute of Justice Association, Cameroon
To develop educational programs which use music to deliver the messages of substance abuse prevention, particularly harmful effects on children and unborn children.

Godisa, Botswana
To implement the existing technology that will make solar-powered hearing aids (batteries not needed) which are less vulnerable to breakage than the ones used now, especially for children.


2000 Small Grants Awards

Indian Institute of Youth and Development, India
To raise awareness of HIV/AIDS among youth.

Mukti Seba Songstha Organization, Bangladesh
To provide clean drinking water and sanitation to flood-hit families with loans given to 250 women for installation and use of 25 hand tubewells and 150 sanitary pit latrines, including training in health care and disease prevention.

Pakistan Rural Workers Social Welfare Organization, Pakistan
To increase awareness on the use of oral rehydration therapy in rural communities, by instructing trained volunteers and field workers in the prevention and treatment of diarrhea, then having them launch a mass-awareness campaign in the community, distributing leaflets and packets of oral rehydration salts.


1998 Small Grants Awards

Bangladesh Institute of Child Health, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Surveillance of Antibiotic Resistance and Serotype of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenza of Bangladeshi Children.

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia/Instituto de Medicina, Lima, Peru
To investigate the exact prevalence and age of onset of lactose malabsorption in 2 to 8 year-old Peruvian children living in a "shanty town" in the periphery of Lima, using an H2 breath test.

International Medical Services for Health (INMED) MotherNet Loudoun, Sterling, Virginia
To partially cover the stipend of a Spanish-speaking lay home visitor to provide perinatal and preventive health education, emotional support and links to appropriate medical, social, and educational resources for the county's rapidly growing and underserved Hispanic population.

Center for Development Initiatives (CDI), Tangail, Bangladesh
To prevent the death of young children caused by arsenic contamination in tube well water, through a motivational campaign, development, adaptation and implementation of appropriate social technologies.


1997 Small Grants Awards

Louisiana State University Medical School and Instituto de Nutricion of Central America and Panama (INCAP)
To evaluate the potential association of chronic Helicobacter pylori infection with malnutrition and iron deficiency anemia in children of a village in Guatemala. Immediate treatment of children with anemia was provided.

Society for Applied Studies, Calcutta, India
To evaluate the role of micronutrient zinc as adjunct therapy of children with measles and pneumonia. Zinc deficiency is regarded as a public health problem of children in many developing countries.

Minnesota International Health Volunteers (MIHV), Ssembabule, Uganda
To study traditional local remedies for diarrhea in the project area, with the goal of developing more effective ways to educate parents about oral rehydration therapy (ORT).

Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Bagamoyo, Tanzania
To develop and pre-test culturally appropriate, easily used materials for measuring change in household attitudes toward the retreatment of mosquito nets with insecticide to prevent malaria.

A.B. Prisma, Lima, Peru
To prevent fecal contamination in the water supply, thus helping to eliminate the possible spread of infection, using the H2S paper strip test for the detection of coliforms in potable water.


1996 Small Grants Awards

Boys, Girls, Adults Community Development Center in Marvell, Arkansas
To provide social and educational opportunities for parents through support of their Parenting Center.

Focus on Kids Project in Baltimore City, Maryland
To sponsor a three day retreat to train public housing recreation personnel in developing and evaluating a program to reduce HIV risk behavior among inner city African-American youth.

International Medical Service for Health's "Mother Net Loudoun", Sterling, Virginia
To provide health education, emotional support and links to medical, social and educational community resources to Hispanic families by a culturally sensitive, Spanish-speaking lay home visitor.

Center for Clinical Investigation of Childhood Diseases, Carazo, Nicaragua
To describe and evaluate the prevalence and pattern of antibiotic resistant and potentially vaccine-preventable bacteria that cause respiratory disease in young children, and to train health care workers to use the World Health Organization's guidelines for management of acute respiratory infection.

La Leche International, Schaumberg, Illinois (implemented in Guatemala City, Guatemala)
To work with women in a peri-urban community to develop the text and characters for a Spanish series of comic books addressing breast-feeding and its relation to child survival and maternal/child nutrition and health.

Centro de Promocion Agropecuaria Campesina (CEPAC), Santa Cruz, Bolivia
To determine the best way to diagnose primary tuberculosis and other respiratory infections and to look at how to implement on-time control actions and proper therapeutic behavior.

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