Hospital visits, medicines, equipment and healthcare training
Many children remain untreated as their families cannot afford to visit doctors, travel to hospital, receive treatments and or have operations at hospital. Even if limited state aid may be available, they may not know how to access this. Also, they may not even have been registered at birth; rendering them ineligible. A ride in an ambulance may be too costly for them. An operation may cost the equivalent of hundreds or even thousands of pounds. With the average monthly wage being £130 it is impossible, even if all extended family members contribute, for this to be affordable. The families are incredibly grateful for anything that helps their child to survive.