SOLIDARITY PROJECT WITH THE VICENTE FERRER FOUNDATION

Social Projects of the Orienta Foundation:

SOLIDARITY PROJECT

The Orienta Foundation collaborates with the “Vicente Ferrer Foundation” and, since 2012, our contribution has supported the project “A healthcare network for everyone”, which aims to provide and improve access to quality medical healthcare services for children aged between 0 and 15 in the Bathalapalli Pediatric Hospital.

THE HEALTH SITUATION FOR INDIA’S CHILD POPULATION

Contagious and infectious diseases are the main causes of premature death in India, affecting more than 2.5 million children under five every year and a similar number of young people up to the age of 15. Another major cause of infant mortality -which stands at around 50%- is malnutrition.

What is more, the health of the youngest members of society depends on the financial situation of their parents, who often live in a state of extreme poverty making it impossible for them to take their children to health centres.

Deaths from illnesses that can be both easily prevented and treated may be the consequence of difficulties in accessing health services, the inefficiency of these or a combination of the two.

Since 1972, the Vicente Ferrer Foundation (FVF) has helped to run an extensive healthcare programme. Besides contributing to improvements in healthcare accessibility in rural India, the Foundation collaborates with the Indian government in some of its work in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Today, the organization has a hospital network -with a total of 592 beds- which includes three general or referral hospitals located in Bathalapalli, Kalyandurg and Kanekal, as well as a pediatric hospital and a specialist centre for treating patients affected by infectious diseases, as well as a family planning centre in Anantapur. To cover the more remote areas, the FVF has a total of 16 rural clinics.

The FVF’s Pediatric Hospital, in the town of Bathalapalli, constitutes one of the region’s largest centres for providing healthcare to its infant population.

SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE BATHALAPALLI PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL

Medical team led by a specialist pediatrician.

  1. Three inpatient wards with 75 beds.
  2. Five rooms for outpatient care, for consultations, giving vaccinations…
  3. Clinical analysis and studies to enable proper diagnoses and treatments.
  4. Pediatric and neonatal Intensive Care Units (UCI).
  5. Emergency pediatric service that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  6. Care and treatment for child diseases, such as bronchitis, gastroenteritis, pneumonia…
  7. Care, treatment and follow-up of acute or chronic illnesses like thalassemia, epilepsy, juvenile diabetes and heart diseases.
  8. It provides nutrition to all inpatients and their mothers, as well as the medication prescribed as part of their treatment.
  9. Training and refresher workshops for healthcare personnel.

©Alex Oltra/FVF

©Albert Uriach/FVF

ORIENTA FOUNDATION SOCIAL PROJECTS

Social Projects of the Orienta Foundation:

SOLIDARITY PROGRAMME

WITH THE PROJECT “INFANCIA CON FUTURO”

The Orienta Foundation has been collaborating for several years with the NGO “Infancia con Futuro”. Our small contribution has given many children from third world countries access to healthcare and education.

THE BERENARS SOLIDARIS PROJECT

SALESIANS SOCIAL PLATAFORMS

Many children today subsist on just one meal a day. We know that most days they have no breakfast and often go to bed without any dinner. This is why the Orienta Foundation, in collaboration with the Salesians Social Education Platform in Sant Boi have set up the “Berenars Solidaris” project.

COOPERATION PROJECT

“PASTORAL DE CRIANÇA” (Brazil)

Since 2006, the Orienta Foundation has participated in a cooperation programme, first with the Saõ Francisco do Guaporé parish church and, today, with the Cristo Rei parish church, both of which are in the state of Rondonia in Brazil. The project is called “Pastoral da Criança”, and its fundamental aim is to improve the quality of life for children, up to the age of 5, and their mothers.