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    • More than one in six people worldwide - 894 million - don't have access to adequate amounts of safe freshwater. Globally, diarrhea is the leading cause of illness and death, and 88 per cent of diarrheal deaths are due to a lack of access to sanitation facilities, together with inadequate availability of water for hygiene and unsafe drinking water. (WHO,UNICEF,JMP)

    • About one-third of U.S. adults (33.8%) are obese. Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese. (NHANES)

    • Currently 16.3 percent of the US population lacks health insurance. This represents a total of 49.9 million uninsured Americans! (Census Bureau)

Role
    • We provide clean water in under-served areas in Africa.

    • We provide health fitness activities: e.g. the Annual Biggest Loser Challenge designed to motivate people to lose weight; the year round fitness classes designed to keep help participants keep fit, etc

    • Provision of resources to help uninsured people access healthcare. 

    • Annual health and fitness check-up.
Mission

JHB Hope Foundation Annual Health and Fitness Check Up

We provide a variety of screening tests (such as blood pressure
measurements, serum lipid profile test, blood sugar tests etc)
to assess cardiovascular and metabolic health. We provide body
composition assessments and health education on how praticipants
can modify their lifestyle and diet to optimize their health.

The Summer 2011 health and fitness checkup had about 200 participants
from the Baltimore community.

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