Goals & Objectives
To raise awareness of the world’s most neglected diseases and to contribute to the efforts to eliminate them.
To give assistance, monetary or otherwise, to any action aimed at or contributing to the elimination of Buruli Ulcer, Chagas Disease, Leishmaniasis, and Trypanosomiasis or Sleeping Sickness within the affected countries of the world.
The Immediate Goal:
Immediate KFWH Objectives for 2013-2014
- Funding for direct treatment of Chagas Disease in Bolivia.
- Educational awareness about Chagas Disease in the United States.
- Establishment of a KFWH Communication site in Bolivia and Africa.
- Coordination of additional student internship programs in Africa and Bolivia.
- Completion of new KFWH Website.
Completed Objectives for 2012-2013!
- Construction of a KFWH Pediatric Clinic in Bodo,Chad for the treatment of Sleeping Sickness and neglected tropical diseases; celebration of opening in October of 2012.
- Provision of 400,000 dollars worth of much needed operating room
equipment to the Lwala Hospital,Lwala,Uganda with Project Cure.
- Funding of leads and introducers for pacemaker surgeries in villages surrounding Camiri,Bolivia in October,2013.
- Support of first KFWH student intern in Camiri,Bolivia,2013.
- Creation of film documenting the treatment of Chagas Disease by co-founder and Harvard student,Emily Wharton,2013.
The Aims of Kids for World Health include the following:
- To establish better information and communication systems that encourage dialogue, cultural exchange,and human understanding.
- To create nationwide and international awareness of Trypanosomiasis and other neglected diseases, such as Malaria, Tuberculosis, AIDS, Chagas, Leishmaniasis,Buruli Ulcer among elementary, middle school, high school, university, and medical school students in collaboration with our Advisory Teams.
- To establish visible,interactive correspondence with doctors in the field.
2. Fund-raising and Advocacy
- To provide advocacy and financial support to designated actions with which KFWHhas an association, and to support global efforts to cover all aspects of control of the targeted disease through:
a. Contribution of funds to directly implement treatment in the field to those affected by the neglected disease.
b. Support of doctors in reaching infected villages for treatment and diagnosis.
c. Support of training programs to effectively diagnose and treat the disease.
d. Support of research and development of new and more cost-effective treatments.
e. Exploration and support of African management opportunities.
- To provide advocacy for The World Health Organization Tropical Neglected Diseases and Sleeping Sickness and Chagas Elimination Programs, as well as neglected diseases programs developed by MSF/NY and the Center for Disease Control.
3. Expansion of Membership
- To expand our efforts to include other US and international students as members of KFWH working toward our common mission.