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Houston, TX US 77064
Welcome to the Collective Power of One Virtual Race. This virtual Run/ Walk 5K can be done on your own time in the month of October. You'll be supporting a good cause.The goal of this race is to raise awareness and funding to empower communities with the knowledge and resources for healthcare improvement. For example, the fee for this race will cover two full cancer screenings in India. Yes, you read that correctly. Two full cancer screenings in India is the equivalent of this race entry fee.
Collective Power of One International, while based in Houston, has reach dozens of locations across the globe in an effort to increase health and education services.
MISSION-To help build sustainable communities through healthcare initiatives, primarily focused on education and community development, for the voiceless, neglected segments in emerging communities worldwide.
APPROACH- CPOI utilizes a systems approach to simultaneously address the root causes of diseases and employ preventative measures, empower people and communities, and create self-sufficiency and sustainability.
THE PROBLEM- Rural healthcare in India is social, economic and political. Shamirpet, Telangana, India plus 22 surrounding villages with over ten million residents lack formal health care facilities. The nearest hospital is more than an hour away. Most residents are unable to travel for healthcare prevention or treatment. Several key facts:
India has 1/3 of the world’s poorest population.
India has the highest hunger index, and highest maternal and infant mortality rates.
65M people are affected by diabetes, and chronic diseases are on the rise.
5% of India’s GDP is spent on healthcare.
86% of healthcare payments are by patient out-of-pocket.
75% of people live in rural areas, 66% lack access to preventative medications.
For every 1,000 patients, there are on average 0.6 doctors and 1.5 nurses.
35% Indians travel more than 35 km for poor medical services.
Preventative and treatment healthcare services and education are necessary and immediate.
THE SOLUTION- CPOI is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity registered in the U.S. It’s systems approach to healthcare includes sanitation, waste management, housing, transportation, education and training, micro financing, and job creation.
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