Neonatal resuscitation training in Thailand have helped save the lives of babies.

Infant Mortality Rate Drops by 27% in Thailand—among the Contributors Is Expanding Neonatal Training

Dr. Sarayut Supapannachart (Dr. Supa) is a neonatologist in Thailand with a special interest in neonatal resuscitation. For a time, he was single-handedly training doctors and nurses on how to resuscitate babies after birth, but he didn’t have the time, the equipment, or the budget to cover the entire country. With the help of LDS Charities, Dr. Supa has been able to build a standard of care that provides doctors and nurses throughout Thailand the training and equipment needed to save the lives of babies.
A boy receives a smallpox vaccination in India.

See How Far We’ve Come – From Edward Jenner to the Eradication of Smallpox

Smallpox was one of the world's deadliest diseases before it was eradicated in 1980. As we join in celebrating World Immunization Week 2018, read about the history of the eradication of smallpox and what LDS Charities is doing to continue focusing on immunizations and vaccinations.

BYU Students Develop New Hand-Powered Wheelchair Attachment for LDS Charities

LDS Charities put six engineering students from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, to the task of developing a new hand-powered wheelchair attachment. The attachment will connect to LDS Charities' new wheelchair models. Read more about this great collaboration and see pictures of the hand-powered attachment.
Burundi refugees sit on a boat in a refugee camp in Tanzania.

February - March Emergency Response Update

LDS Charities responds to emergencies throughout the world on a regular basis. Click here to read more about the projects and initiatives that LDS Charities was involved with during February and March 2018.