Immunisation 4 Life encouraging health professionals in Ireland and Zambia to encompass the values and principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child through development education,empowerment,capacity building and sustainability.
I4Life is a child health specialist charity grounded in Human Rights. It was established in 2010 with a specific interest in low resource countries .Members include experienced Public Health Nurses , Doctors and other health professionals working with children in Ireland .We have a particular focus on education,immunisation,nutrition,and Human rights.
Team travelling to Zambia of Dr Kevin Connolly Paediatrician, Maura Moran RPHN, HSE West .Stella Moore RGN.RM Mullingar Regional Hospital and Shauna Kane Radiologist. Bon Secours Hospital,Galway.
Reasons for malnutrition are lack of approriate food , food insecurity, poverty, lack of access to health services/ disease, lack of sanitation and hygiene ( diarrhoea).i4 life Child Health Specialists endeavour to facilitate effective nutrition screening practices and develop education programs for specific groups effected by malnutrition .Education programme are structured.
I4life is committed to safeguarding children and other vulnerable groups within our programmes from exploitation and abuse and has specific policies on our commitment which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all volunteers in Ireland and Zambia .All i4Life volunteers are expected to sign a service agreement policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.Specific roles within i4Life organisation require garda/police vetting.
Malnourished children are identified by Community Health Workers [CHW’s] who have been recruited and educated by i4Life specialists to screen all the under 5 children at Linda compound for malnutrition. ...
As Child Health Specialists grounded in Human Rights we are aware of challenges faced for refugee women Increase awareness of international instruments for refugee women in relation to gender violence....