Primary and preventive health care, Ecuador

Ecuador is the country with the highest poverty rate in Latin America, nearly 4.5 million people are poor and one out of four Ecuadorians lives on USD 87.57 per month. According to the baseline taken in August 2022 by FundaciĆ³n Sol de Primavera, 82% of family members survive on informal work, 16% are unemployed and only 2% are adequately employed. In addition, health problems are increasing, and this is one of the aspects most neglected by the state, despite the worrying fact that one third of Ecuador’s children suffer from chronic child malnutrition.

Project Overview

Project Year
Area
2023
Latin America
Country
Region
Ecuador
Quito
Aid type
Duration
Healthcare
One Year
BASAID contribution
15000 CHF
Local contribution
Not applicable
Local partners
Fundacion Sol de Primavera https://www.soldeprimavera.org
Contact
lateinamerika@basaid.org