Freetown, 07 April, 2022 / 8:37 pm (ACI Africa).
On the occasion of World Health Day marked April 7, an entity of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) has highlighted health initiatives that provide access to care for people living in poverty around the globe, including Africa.
In a Thursday, April 7 report, the leadership of Salesian Missions, the U.S.-based development arm of SDB says, “Salesian missionaries offer more than 150 medical clinics and hospitals in mostly rural areas around the globe that serve a wide range of medical care needs.”
“In many countries with Salesian programs, dental care and other necessary health services are offered to poor youth and their families who might otherwise have no access to health care,” officials of the New York-based entity say in the report.
In the West African nation of Sierra Leone, Salesian Priest, Fr. Philip Gboa, has launched a new Climate Club in Lungi, a small coastal town in the Port Loko District of the Northern Province of the country.
“The club will be open to the more than 6,000 youth in the local Salesian schools and youth center and will have a focus on environmental education and activities,” SDB officials say.