We could bring a global network of paediatric specialists to besieged or remote areas in the time it takes to download an app.
Many children's lives are lost due to the lack of paediatric expertise.
Millions of children are affected by wars, disasters and infectious diseases
The problem is…
In times of crisis, access to paediatric expertise is limited which can lead to suboptimal treatment
As a result…
Quality of life is reduced and thousands of children die every year due to the lack of speed and quality of care
Save A Child was founded by renowned humanitarian Sally Becker who has been helping to save the lives of children in areas of conflict since 1993. Her work has been well-documented, especially in the Balkans and Northern Iraq where she is credited with saving hundreds of lives.
Tom Gallagher, Professor of the study of Ethnic Conflict and Peace Studies at the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University wrote: "Sally Becker partly redeemed the name of Western Europe by the heroic work she carried out in Bosnia at the height of the war. "
From Mostar to Mosul, her interventions have helped to save lives in areas of conflict and as a result of her experiences, Sally has developed a strong understanding of the difficulties that arise when children are in urgent need of medical assistance.
In 2018 during a mission to help child victims of ISIS in Northern Iraq, Sally created a small WhatsApp group of Paediatric Specialists ready to assist remotely. Many children benefited from improved diagnoses and treatment as a result of the consultations and Sally decided to create an app that would help to save the lives of children in besieged or remote areas across the globe.
The Save A Child app will be available free of charge to an international network of NGO’s, hospitals, mobile clinics and education groups in order to deliver a cost-effective, high-impact programme for the improvement of child health across the globe.
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