Per UNICEF, in Morocco 80% of the children living in orphanages end up in the street and 10% commit suicide. Many of these children suffer from developmental delays and medical conditions due to early life trauma and poor care due to high ratio of children to caregivers in the orphanage as well as poor access to healthcare. For example, when a child living in an orphanage needs to go to see a doctor, the orphanage has to arrange for a caregiver to be with him the whole day, arrange transportation and solicit donations to cover the expenses of his care and trip to the doctor.
Also, in Morocco, medical professionals have to seek and pay to access continuing education to advance their practice. They are not required to have continuing education units to keep their license.
HMEMSA, Home of Moroccan Educators and Moroccan Students in America, is organizing a Medical Mission April 15th to 25th to improve the health of orphans while exchanging expertise, supporting and encouraging local doctors to continue caring for the orphans.
- Brunch fundraising January 23rd, 2017
- Exchange of expertise April 21st, 2017
- Sale mission April 22nd – 23rd, 2017
- Temara mission April 24th – 25th, 2017