Do you know the early signs of acute respiratory infection, diarrhetic diseases, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS? Most of us don’t have to worry, because we could visit a local clinic or hospital if we were experiencing any symptoms. In places where medical care is not easily accessible or available, the patient’s chance of survival is minimal. Many parents have lost children because of malaria or pneumonia—two of the most prevalent causes of death among infants and very young children in our missions.
The Franciscans care about the well-being of all people, their spiritual health as well as their physical health. Our missionaries use small medical walk-in clinics as the first step in treatment and prevention. With $20,000, a small, medical walk-in clinic can be built. Please consider making your gift today. Your donation can save countless lives from needless suffering and even death.