International Day
of Poverty Eradication

17th October

This is a campaign taking place internationally to make people aware of the Millennium Development goals signed by governments and many other NGOs, FBOs etc in the year 2000.

Sadly they have fallen short, although there have been some strides made.

In 2000, world leaders from rich and poor countries alike committed themselves - at the highest political level - to significantly reduce poverty, illiteracy, inequality and disease in poor countries and help achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

The Millennium Goals

How

Blessed Gérard's Care Centre
 contributes to their achievement:

GOAL 1
Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger


Blessed Gérard's Relief Fund:
We provide poverty relief
by helping people in our local community
in genuine cases of immediate need
(like hunger, lack of clothing, destruction of their home).



Blessed Gérard's Poor-Sick-Fund
:
We help sick people from our local community,
who cannot afford urgently needed medical treatment.


Blessed Gérard's Malnutrition Clinic:
We run a clinic, where we examine,
treat and feed malnourished infants
and teach their parent/carer in proper baby care.


GOAL 2
Achieve universal primary education


Blessed Gérard's Pre-Primary School & Crèche
:
We run a Pre-Primary-School & Crèche
for underprivileged children.


Blessed Gérard's HIV/AIDS-Education Programme:
We teach the public how to avoid HIV infection
and how to live positively with AIDS.


Blessed Gérard's Hospice
:
We train the public in home based care.


Blessed Gérard's Bursary Fund
:
We give bursaries to poor pupils
and students of our local community.


GOAL 3
Promote gender equality and empower women

We have a non-sexist employment policy,
i.e. gender is not a criteria when a vacancy is to be filled.
80% of our staff and
84% of our volunteers are female

and 20% of our staff and
16% of our volunteers are male.
(on 17th October 2009)

GOAL 4
Reduce Child mortality


Blessed Gérard's Malnutrition Clinic
:
We run a clinic, where we examine,
treat and feed malnourished infants
and teach their parent/carer in proper baby care.



Blessed Gérard's Hospice HAART Programme

also treats paediatric AIDS patients
and takes special care for pregnant patients
to optimise the health of mother and child

GOAL 5
Improve maternal health


Blessed Gérard's Hospice HAART Programme

takes special care for pregnant patients
to optimise the health of mother and child

GOAL 6
Combat HIV & AIDS, malaria and other diseases



Blessed Gérard's HIV/AIDS-Education Programme
:
We teach the public how to avoid HIV infection
and how to live positively with AIDS.


Blessed Gérard's Hospice and HAART Programme
:
We run a Hospice to provide home based care,
day care and inpatient care for needy sick people,
suffering from HIV/AIDS, and train the public in home based care.
We provide Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Treatment (HAART)
for poor AIDS patients free of charge.


GOAL 7
Ensure environmental sustainability

Our waste management policy ensures
optimal protection of the environment

GOAL 8
Develop a global partnership for development


The Sovereign Military Order of Malta
at the World Summit on Sustainable Development,
Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 August - 4 September 2002:
Rev. Father Gerard T. Lagleder, OSB - Head of Delegation -
[Text: English] [Video: English]


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