Barriers to Medical Care in India

•World's second-largest population

•     760 million people in 1985, 1.3 billion in 2015

•     Persistence of poverty and under-nutrition.

•Healthcare Infrastructure:

•     Not enough to meet the needs of the population.

•     Hospitals understaffed and under-financed, forcing patients to visit private medical practitioners.

•Health Insurance

•     India has one of the lowest per capita healthcare expenditures in the world.

•Health Education

•Water, sanitation needs

Top 10 Causes of  Death in India

1.lschemic heart disease

2.Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

3.Stroke

4.Diarrheal diseases

5.Lower respiratory infections

6.Tuberculosis

7.Neonatal disorders

8.Asthma

9.Diabetes

10.Chronic kidney disease

Source: CDC

 

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In January 2019 the Medical Mission team treated over 1500 people in need in 5 days.  The Mantis Foundation is providing funding to create medical clinics for direct medical access as well as a mobile medical unit to travel to rural villages where people may otherwise never see a doctor.

 

 

Abuse of young girls

Unfortunately, women are not esteemed as assets to the communities in India.  

Over 42% of women in India say they were sexually abused prior to age 19. (Source-UNICEF)

Women and girls are trafficked within the country for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and forced marriage, particularly  in those areas where the sex ratio is highly skewed in favour of men.

This is alarming and The Mantis Foundation is doing all we can to help prevent these horrible events by funding the Girls Home where young girls are rescued, fed, clothed, loved, and educated.  The Girls Home provides a safe haven that is so critical to their well being.

Contaminated Drinking Water:

The water supplies in India come from contaminated sources with plenty of bacteria and parasites which cause a wide array of illness among the poor who have no options but to drink what is available; if there is any water available at all.  Many are thirsty and have nothing to drink. The Mantis Foundation seeks to fund projects that will help change this and provide clean drinking water for the Indian people.

To learn more about supporting the Mantis Foundation, get in touch by phone at 833-2-MANTIS or write to us in complete confidence through our website’s secured contact page.

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