What do we do with your donation?

Main focus of Child-Help is helping children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus in developing nations.

When children receive proper treatment at the beginning of their lives the basis for a fulfilling life with their families, communities, and regular schools is laid.

Endoscopic surgeries

For children with hydrocephalus, a surgeon makes an incision in one of the ventricles of the brain, allowing the collected brain fluids to drain and to be absorbed into the bloodstream.

Placing of shunts

A shunt is a small drainage tube that is implanted subdermally in the head of a child with hydrocephalus to redirect the brain fluid to another location in the body where it can be reabsorbed.

Supporting local parenting groups

With the aid of local partners, Child-Help constructs programmes to provide life-long support both to children with hydrocephalus and spina bifida and their families.

Training and quality assurance

To guarantee the quality of care provided, Child-Help trains everyone involved: the children their parents, self-help groups, nurses, pediatricians, paramedics, and surgeons.

Folic acid

Child-Help undertakes primary prevention in all projects by providing folic acid tablets, thus significantly lessening the chance of children being born with spina bifida.

Incontinence care

With the right materials, medication, and a couple of simple techniques we train children with spina bifida and their parents. It only takes a couple of days for most children to get dry and clean. This type of care is vital in preventing renal damage.

Emergency care

Child-help launches support actions in areas where disasters strike and where our partners are active. During the corona epidemic, we provided face masks, disinfectants, and food parcels.

Medical equipment

Every year Child-Help donates thousands of shunts and other medical equipment, including catheters and medication, ensuring children with hydrocephalus and spina bifida get a new lease on life.

Houses of Hope

Child-Help builds homes where children with spina bifida or hydrocephalus and their parents are supported before and post-surgery.
Our goal: to inform, to support, and to strengthen.

Food fortification

Child-Help also focuses in all their projects on education regarding a varied, nutritious diet in order to avoid future cases of disabilities such as spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
Since most parents are also active in agriculture, we also introduce alternative forms of agriculture such as perma-culture.

Give a child with hydrocephalus or spina bifida a chance for a fulfilled life! It is possible! Make a donation by clicking here.