Rescuing Children Since 1986

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INMED Partnerships for Children rescues children from the immediate and irreversible harm of disease, hunger, abuse, neglect, violence or instability and prepares them to shape a brighter future for themselves and the next generation. INMED’s vision is to transform the future for generations of children by building continuity of support from infancy to adulthood.

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INMED Brasil President discusses child health in Senate radio interview

Dr. Joyce Capelli, president of INMED Brasil, spoke about child health and the programs of INMED Brasil in an interview with the Brazilian Senate’s radio station. The four-minute interview (in Portuguese) can be accessed through INMED Brasil’s website: http://www.inmed.org.br/v3/noticias/noticia.asp?codigo=418Read the rest

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Pupils Grow Vegetables Through Aquaponics

PUPILS at a Vaal Triangle school are among the first in the country to grow vegetables through aquaponics, which uses fish farming and gravel instead of soil.

The technique works in a closed system where nutrients from fish tanks feed gravel grow beds. The gravel also works as a filter for the water and clean oxygenated water is then pumped back to the fish tanks.

The system uses 80%-90% less water than traditional farming methods.

Through a partnership between Air Products, a supplier and distributor of specialty gases, and Inmed, an international, philanthropic, nonprofit organisation, Carel de Wet Technical High School in Vanderbijlpark says it is the first school in South Africa to operate the largest commercial aquaponics unit in the country.

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Blogging about Babies

motherBabyDid you know that every minute, at least one woman dies from complications related to pregnancy or childbirth? In this blog on the Huffington Post, Linda Pfeiffer, INMED President and CEO, describes how INMED, in partnership with Johnson and Johnson, is saving the lives of women and babies in remote villages of Peru by training local volunteers to serve as health care workers. The program has made a significant difference to these remote communities where the women live many hours away from the nearest health facility.

“I thank God for this project because I learned a lot about the risks of pregnancy,” said one grateful mother after her healthy delivery.

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New Hope for Families of the Disabled

Wilson tends to the INMED aquaponics unit installed in his community.

Wilson tends to the aquaponics unit that INMED installed for his community in Venda, South Africa.

Working for a living has not been possible for Wilson Mphaphuli. “People always opt to employ able bodied people,” he explains. Wilson was born with a deformed leg that limits his ability to walk and makes it difficult to stand for long durations. Living in the remote South African village of Mubvumoni near the Zimbabwean border, Wilson supports his wife and three young children with a disability grant he receives from the government, but it isn’t enough. “Children need to go to school, they need to eat, and clothing and many other things,” he says, “and with this grant there is no way I can afford all of this.”

Thanks to your support, Wilson’s children will no longer have to go without the simple necessities of life and Wilson will know the pride of working to earn money for his family. As a member of the Thabelo Disabled Persons South Africa Group, Wilson and his family now benefit from a recently installed commercial-scale INMED aquaponics system.

The system, comprising four fish tanks, which can hold 800 tilapia, and eight 24-foot vegetable beds, will produce enough food to feed the community and to sell the surplus for income.… Read the rest

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