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            The Puressentiel Foundation: Protection of Health

            ACCESS TO DRINKING WATER FOR 40 FAMILIES IN KOUMANDIGOU

            IN THE NORTH OF BENIN, FONDATION PURESSENTIEL SUPPORTS THE 1.2.3. DÉCLICS, WHICH PROVIDES MATERIAL AID TO CHILDREN'SORGANISATIONS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

            In 2024, the support of the Puressentiel Foundation will provide access to drinking water for the population of the village of Koumandigou, in order to prevent recurring water-borne diseases in children, by drilling a borehole 75 metres deep and installing a human-powered pump. Maintenance will be monitored by a borehole management committee set up and trained during the project.

            The village of Koumandigou (40 families or around 250 people, most of them children) has no borehole or well. Drinking water is taken from streams, which are also used by livestock. This water is often turbid and smells bad. As the inhabitants do not filter the water, water-borne diseases are endemic in the village (bilharzia, diarrhoea, cholera, etc.).
            The watercourses dry up in the dry season from January to June, when people have to walk 3km to get their water.

            This project fThis project fulfils 4 SDGs: No. 3: Good health and well-being, No. 6: Clean water and sanitation, No. 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, and No. 12: Responsible consumption and production.ulfils 4 SDGs: No. 3: Good health and well-being, No. 6: Clean water and sanitation, No. 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, and No. 12: Responsible consumption and production.

            PROVIDING ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FOR MORE THAN 3,000 CHILDREN

            IN MADAGASCAR, THE PURESSENTIEL FOUNDATION HAS BEEN SUPPORTING THE "AROMATHERAPY WITHOUT BORDERS" ASSOCIATION CREATED BY PIERRE FRANCHOMME, A WORLD-RENOWNED AROMATHERAPY EXPERT, SINCE 2018.IT PROVIDES ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FOR MORE THAN 3,000 CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN THE TOWN OF ANTSIRABE, THROUGH THE USE OF AROMATHERAPY AND OTHER NATURAL MEDICINES, COMPLEMENTING MODERN MEDICINE.

            The puressentiel foundation has been supporting the "aromatherapy without borders" association, created by pierre franchomme, a world-renowned aromatherapy expert, since 2018.
            A dispensary was opened in 2014, in Antsirabé, in the third largest city of the country, in order to monitor the health of children in public schools and surrounding families.
            The association has enabled the opening of infirmaries in public primary schools to accommodate 900 pupils. It has already treated over 3,000 children in 2022, thanks to the support of the Puressentiel Foundation.
            In 2023, the Puressentiel Foundation will enable the doctors and employees of the dispensary to receive a decent annual salary. It will also enable the proper functioning and maintenance of the dispensary, and the expansion of the educational aromatic garden: "Pépinière de l'avenir".

            This project meets 2 MDGs: No. 1: No poverty, No. 3: Good health and well-being, No. 8: Decent work and economic growth, No. 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure and No. 10: Reduced inequality.

            GIVING ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE SUSTAINABLE AND AUTONOMOUS FOR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

            IN CAMBODIA, IN THE PROVINCE OF BATTAMBANG, THE PURESSENTIEL FOUNDATION SUPPORTS THE ASSOCIATION "LES MAINS DU CŒUR POUR LE CAMBODGE", WHOSE MISSION IS TO RAISE AWARENESS OF AND DEVELOP NATURAL HEALTHCARE TECHNIQUES, TO ENABLE CARERS TO ACQUIRE NEW SKILLS AND TO BE ABLE TO MANAGE PAIN.

            In 2024, the support of the Puressentiel Foundation will make access to healthcare (alternative medicine) for vulnerable populations sustainable and autonomous. This involves financing the first promotion of a training school in acupuncture and natural healthcare techniques and setting up a pilot dispensary at the Moeung Russei hospital in Cambodia (Battanbang Province).


            In 2024, this will be the 3rd and final year of training for the 1st promotion. This is a pivotal moment, decisive for validating the work they began in 2018, and which will launch the new practitioners into the field.
            To achieve this, Les Mains du Cœur Pour Le Cambodge will provide follow-up throughout the year, with 2 final training sessions and 2 field missions (treating patients in hospitals or dispensaries). The graduation ceremony will be accompanied by the launch of the pilot dispensary within the Moeung Russei hospital, a challenge that will also enable the project to be replicated in other hospitals...

            This project meets 6 SDGs: No. 1: No poverty, No. 3: Good health and well-being, No. 4: Quality education, No. 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, No. 10: Reduced inequality and No. 11: Sustainable cities and communities.

            180 SESSIONS OF ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & 1 MULTI-ACTIVITY DAY TO CARE FOR CHILDREN WITH CANCER DURING THEIR HOSPITAL STAY

            IN FRANCE, THE PURESSENTIEL FOUNDATION SUPPORTS THE SOURIRE À LA VIE ASSOCIATION WHICH, SINCE 2006, HAS BEEN HELPING CHILDREN WITH CANCER TO GET THROUGH THE ORDEALS OF THE DISEASE IN THE BEST POSSIBLE CONDITIONS AND TO KEEP THEIR CHILDHOOD LIVES FULL OF GAMES, DREAMS AND FULFILMENT.

            In 2024, the "Sport in spite of illness" project, supported by the Puressentiel Foundation, will provide 180 sessions of adapted physical activity to (re)get children with cancer moving while they are in hospital at the Arnaud de Villeneuve Hospital in Montpellier, Occitanie region, throughout the year, as well as a multi-activity day for sick children in French Polynesia at the outpatient centre in Bora Bora, French Polynesia.
            In French Polynesia, as the sick children are not treated locally but in mainland France, the support consists of organising full days in the community for children from all over the country.
            The approach developed by Sourire A La Vie is unique. It is the first association to have introduced sport and the tools of top-level sport into hospitals for sick children, in the midst of treatment, before and after surgery.
            This programme prepares young patients for the trials and tribulations of treatment, and improves clinical observation by giving doctors precise information about their physical condition, recovery and rehabilitation during major surgery, etc.

            This project fulfils 2 SDGs: No. 3: Good health and well-being and No. 10: Reduced inequalities.

            "MEME PAS MAL" PROJECT: IMPROVING THE WELL-BEING AND RELIEVING THE PAIN OF CHILDREN IN HOSPITAL

            IN FRANCE, THE PURESSENTIEL FOUNDATION SUPPORTS THE ASSOCIATION TOUT LE MONDE CONTRE LE CANCER (EVERYONE AGAINST CANCER), WHOSE MISSION IS TO OFFER CANCER PATIENTS, THEIR FAMILIES AND THE NURSING STAFF SPECIAL MOMENTS TO GET TOGETHER, BREATHE A SIGH OF RELIEF AND DREAM, GIVING THEM JOY AND STRENGTH TO FACE EVERYDAY LIFE!

            In 2024, the Puressentiel Foundation is supporting the "Même pas mal" project: an initiative aimed at parents and nursing staff which aims to improve the well-being and relieve the pain of children in hospital through the use of distraction methods during treatment. Through this initiative, Tout le monde contre le cancer aims to improve the well-being of children hospitalised in oncohaematology departments in 15 hospitals across France.
            In practical terms, the aim is to provide those involved in the day-to-day running of the hospital (nursing staff and parents alike) with tools for implementing a pain management strategy. The initiative has two components:

            • Training;
            • Provision of a toolbox.

            The main aim of this project is to enable children hospitalised in the onco-haematology department to experience less pain by creating a virtuous circle of serenity during their hospitalisation.

            This project fulfils 3 SDGs: No. 3: Good health and well-being, No. 4: Quality education and No. 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure.