Better World donation programme
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.
Your Current Charity Choices:
0800 What’s Up is New Zealand’s most accessed national children’s helpline supporting children and young people aged five to 18 years old. With professional counsellors providing free, confidential support 365 days a year, the service is in high demand and desperately needs funding to remain sustainable.
On average over 4,000 young New Zealanders are calling the helpline every week, struggling with serious issues such as bullying, depression, domestic violence, sexual assault and physical abuse. These calls often result in counsellors, who are trained to make clinical risk assessments to ascertain the level of danger to the caller or to the person the caller is ringing about, calling the Police or Child, Youth and Family. Due to limited funding only 40% of calls can currently be answered. The average caller is 13 years of age.
Realising that children and young people are increasingly becoming digital citizens, a new online chat based counselling service has recently been launched. Interestingly the types of problems that children and young people are sharing through this service tend to be more ‘serious’ than those on the main phone line service. These include suicide and self-harm, domestic violence and child abuse.
"Our counsellors are really enjoying the new medium and believe it’s a fantastic way to reach children and young people who are often not yet confident enough to call and talk to a counsellor directly."
Without the phone and online chat service provided by 0800 What's Up, these children and young people often have no one else to talk to.
More info: www.whatsup.co.nz
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.
We're excited to say that development of the new Health Centre has started! To view the on-going progress please visit our Zambian Health Centre page.
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)|
|World Vision - Zambian Health Centre||$8,636|
|June 2015, Cystic Fibrosis Association of NZ||$15,960|
|May 2015, NZ Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Appeal||$19,670|
|April 2015, HUHA - Helping You Help Animals||$9,928|
|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|
|Royal New Zealand SPCA||$20,412|
|HealthPost Environmental Fund||$13,381|
|Total Amount Donated||$475,275|
Fred Hollows thank you video
HUHA - Helping You Help Animals
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.
VisionFund in Tanzania