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Better World donation programme

Photo of children from the Mporokoso area in Northern Zambia

Children from the Mporokoso area in Northern Zambia who will directly benefit from the construction of a new Zambian Health Centre.

We'll donate up to $2.00 for every completed web order

You pay nothing extra. All donations are made from HealthPost’s operating revenue. All you need to do is select your preferred charity on the order confirmation page after placing your order. We keep a tally and publish our monthly and quarterly donations on this page - see below. Thank you for helping us make a difference!

For the foreseeable future we have decided to focus on two charities rather than the previous four. One will continue to be a rotating Charity of the Month, and the other will be a charity we believe requires longer term support. We're excited to announce that the first of these is the Zambian Health Centre

If you have a favourite registered charity you’d like us to consider please encourage the organisation to fill out our online Charity Application form.

Click here to see videos and photos from of some of our donation recipients.

Your Current Charity Choices:

Charity of the Month - May: New Zealand Red Cross - Nepal Earthquake appeal

New Zealand Red Cross logoOn Saturday 26 April, a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. The earthquake has claimed over 4,000 lives including a number of staff and volunteers from Nepal Red Cross Society. A further 6,500 are reported injured. The death toll is expected to rise as new information becomes available, and the level of humanitarian needs will be high.
 
New Zealand Red Cross is working with Nepal Red Cross Society to support the needs of people affected by the massive earthquake. A New Zealand Red Cross emergency response unit consisting of three telecommunications specialists has been deployed to establish local communication networks to help ensure the smooth flow of information in the operation. More than 1,500 Nepal Red Cross volunteers and 300 staff have been relentlessly assisting in life-saving efforts, administering first aid to the injured, offering psychosocial support, carrying out assessments and providing relief at the evacuation centres and to those seeking safety in the streets.
 
Donations will enable the Nepal Red Cross Society to deliver critical life-saving assistance to earthquake survivors including emergency shelter and basic household items, emergency health and care, livelihoods support, dignified burials and restoring family links services.
 

World Vision - Zambian Health Centre

World Vision logo

For the people of Kambobe and the surrounding Mporokoso area in Northern Zambia, access to health care services is extremely difficult. People in urgent need of medical care have to walk up to 30 kilometres (taking between 6-9 hours) in order to access health care at the closest Township Clinic. Due to a very limited number of health personnel many patients are then forced to wait over 12 hours, or even days, in a queue to be attended to.

The World Health Organisation recommends that developing countries have at least one doctor per 5,000 people and one Nurse per 1,000 people; however, at the time of writing, Mporokoso Township Clinic has only one qualified doctor and a couple of nurses and medical assistants for 26,490 people.

To help the people of Kambobe and Mporokoso, HealthPost has chosen to work with World Vision to help build a new health centre (coincidentally called a Health Post) in Kambobe. This will directly contribute to improved healthcare, including maternal, new-born and child health, by reducing the number of kilometres patients have to walk to access health care services. The Zambian Government has agreed to support the Health Post on an ongoing basis by providing staff, medical supplies and technical assistance.

It is World Vision’s aim to have the Kambobe Health Post up and running by the end of 2015, but they still need NZD $60,451 for this to happen. HealthPost has decided to help by making the Kambobe Health Post (through World Vision) our main charity until the $60,451 has been raised.

Learn more about the work World Vision are doing in the Mporokoso region here: World Vision Mporokoso Community Programme

As always, it doesn’t cost you any extra, so please, help us to help the people of Kambobe and Mporokoso by selecting World Vision after placing your next order.

 

 

Donations made to each cause to date

Better World charity HealthPost's donation (NZD)
March 2015, Birthright NZ $5,624
February 2015, NZ AIDS Foundation $5,380
January 2015, BellyFul $10,398
December 2014, CanTeen $9,934
November 2014, Amnesty International Aotearoa NZ $2,454
October 2014, The Salvation Army $2,762
September 2014, World Vision NZ $2,148
August 2014, Oxfam NZ $2,550
July 2014, Perinatal Mental Health New Zealand Trust $6,822
June 2014, Pregnancy Help $6,658
May 2014, West Coast Blue Penguin Trust $8,512
April 2014, The Kea Conservation Trust $6,700
March 2014, Barnardos 0800 What's Up $8,282
February 2014, Kakapo Recovery $6,902
January 2014, Plunket NZ $8,516
December 2013, Save the Children $8,042
November 2013, Oxfam NZ $8,370
October 2013, The Mental Health Foundation of NZ $8,880
September 2013, Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter $8,212
August 2013, Sustainable Oceans Society NZ $6,808
July 2013, Golden Bay Family Health Centre $10,000
June 2013, Ronald McDonald House $8,268
May 2013, Cystic Fibrosis Association of NZ $8,226
April 2013, Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower Trust $6,072
March 2013, The Muscular Dystrophy Association of NZ $6,330
February 2013, The Nelson ARK $4,650
New Zealand Red Cross $92,118
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ $77,300
WWF-NZ $40,370
Royal New Zealand SPCA $20,412
HealthPost Environmental Fund $13,381
Total Amount Donated $421,018

Your comments are welcome.

Fred Hollows thank you video

Red Cross work in Vanuatu

With Cyclone Pam causing catastrophic devastation in Vanuatu, we've asked that our latest donation to Red Cross NZ be used exclusively to help provide relief for the people of this island nation. The type of work Red Cross is doing in Vanuatu includes the distribution of essential household items, tarpaulins, shelter toolkits, safe drinking water and health and first aid programs. They will also be rolling out longer term recovery projects to support the stronger and safer rebuilding of damaged homes and of course the restoration and strengthening of livelihoods will also be crucial due to the significant damage to crops, livestock and fisheries.

Unloading aid in VanuatuDestruction in Vanuatu

VisionFund in Tanzania

Tanzania VisionFund Thank You


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