Messi donates  healthcare products in his native country

Messi donates healthcare products in his native country

March 12, 2019 0 By NewsTakers

Through his Foundation, Leo Messi has donated 100,000 euros in basic health products to be distributed in the Argentine province of Chacho .
The player sent the products to the region through UNICEF , a body of which he is an ambassador of good will.
Three hundred backpacks equipped with sanitary material for first aid were delivered between November 2017 and September 2018.
In addition, 240 replenishment kits were distributed two reinforcement training sessions helped to strengthen the referral mechanisms of patients from the area.
There were a total of 37,755 girls and boys out of the 41,600 people that benefited from this initiative.
In addition, 240 replenishment kits, among other equipment, have also been distributed to help strenghten the health servies in the area.

Around 395,000 children and adolescents live In the province of Chaco, representing 34 percent of its population. Of these, 31.6 percent live in homes with unsatisfied basic needs, and the main cause of mortality in children under five years old is acute respiratory infection. After five years of age it is tuberculosis.

To provide a medical service to all those people divided into the thirteen departments that make up the area, health assistants move to each of the areas to perform medical checks, especially the youngest and pregnant women. The commitment of the Leo Messi Foundation with Argentina and UNICEF has allowed this solidarity action, which has been repeated in recent years thanks to the cooperation with the provincial governments, to guarantee the right to health of children and adolescents of this South American country .