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Ensuring the health of the future: Care for the Health of Yapese Children

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Ensuring the health of the future: Care for the Health of Yapese Children

Problem
Many of the children of Yap are faced with restricted diets, poor oral hygiene and limited educational resources.

What we did to help
We provided community care packages to each of the island communities of Ulithi Atoll. These packages included items to help improve the health of the islands’ children- school supplies, tooth brushes, floss, toothpaste, multivitamins and sports equipment. They were distributed through the elementary schools of each of the four inhabited islands of Ulithi Atoll.

Our visiting physicians also aided in providing physical exams to children enrolled in Head Start on Yap proper in 2004.

Completed Project Grade: 70%