New Hope for Children helps support the provision of excellent medical care for each child. The team at Children’s Vision, including a psychologist, nurses and a nutritionist, together with the social workers and house directors, are highly experienced and trained medical and social care professionals. They support each child in their physical and mental health and personal development. The medical care includes accompanying and supporting the children through other medical needs such as doctor’s appointments, therapies, surgeries, vaccinations, specialist diets, dentist appointments etc. Over 400 yearly dentists’ appointments are needed at Children’s Vision- these are arranged through an agreement with a local university in Bogotá.
Each year, in conjunction with the Colombian Navy, Army and Air Force, Children’s Vision undertakes medical missions with the help of volunteer medical professionals from the UK, USA and Colombia. Many thousands of people from very needy communities are assessed and treated and, in some cases, lives are dramatically changed for the better.