Friends of the Amazon
Provide Health Care for Native Amazonians!
main defense against those who seek to destroy the Amazon Rainforest is to have
the people who live there protect it. This is exactly what indigenous
Amazonians have been doing for thousand of years. If the indigenous people
of the Amazon and their culture are destroyed, it will be easy for outsiders to
enter and cut down the forest. Hence, the survival of the Amazon
Rainforest is linked to the survival of its native people, the "Guardians of the
Presently, many indigenous people of the Amazon are being decimated by malaria which can be controlled with medicines if properly diagnosed. Often, natives are dying needlessly due to a lack of medical care because they do not have money to travel to the city where treatment is available. The solution to this problem is not to provide transportation, nor to send in doctors, but to provide indigenous communities with the means and training to diagnose and cure malaria independently.
Help empower indigenous Amazonians to provide health care for
their own people by providing them with microscopes and medicines so that they
themselves can diagnose and treat malaria, instead of making expensive trips to
the cities to seek aid. Often, natives with malaria have no money to
travel to the city to seek treatment and often die needlessly, while those who
live close to the cities receive treatment and survive.
If you would like to learn how you can help empower indigenous people in the Amazon to provide their own health care, then please contact us for more information at:
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