Dios Proveera Child Survival Program (Dominican Republic)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
In this community the most prevalent health issues among babies are conjunctivitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, fever and vomiting.
The Children Survival Program representatives visit mothers at their home twice a month. Participants receive cereal, cornflour, rice, oil, milk, chocolate, oats, beans, lentils, eggs, and wheat as well as vitamins and medicines prescribed by the doctor or health specialist.
Mothers (or caregivers) are also given necessary supplies such as mosquito nets and thermometers. Items related to hygiene of the baby are also given:
- talcum powder
- baby clothes
Necessary home appliances to prepare food for their baby are also given.
Group topics at the local center include stages of development, basic first-aid, roles of the family members, and training against child abuse.