Compassion medical check up in Brazil

Health Response

In the communities we work in there are all sorts of obstacles that make healthy living a challenge. But so many can be overcome with access to the right support and education.

Through our sponsorship programme children get health and dental checkups access to good nutrition and learn how to keep themselves and their families well. These are great foundations for a healthy life, but different communities face different challenges and, indeed, every child has their own unique health needs. Through RESPOND, we can do our utmost to meet them all.

From teaching communities how to avoid malnutrition and HIV/AIDS to distributing malaria nets and arranging emergency surgery, with the help of RESPOND, we can prevent many health problems and act in the event of an emergency.

RESPOND in Action

Ten-year-old Hellen Junieth Cabrera Torres from Nicaragua was a healthy child before she had surgery for appendicitis. After the operation Hellen developed complications and fell into a coma. It took weeks of intensive treatment and prayer, but Hellen is now back to full health.

Sponsored child Hellen from Nicaragua


“Without the project’s help we wouldn’t have been able to afford Hellen’s medical bills,” says her mum, Arlen. “The project gave us medicine, food and special milk. I have no words to express all they did for us and how thankful I am.”

Without Compassion’s Health RESPONSE, Hellen would never have been able to afford the vital treatment.


Arrange a donation to RESPOND


If you already donate by SEPA Direct Debit, you can arrange an additional amount by calling us on 01 513 3719, emailing. or by writing to us at: Compassion Ireland Christian Child Development, Suite 3, Eden Gate Centre, Delgany, Co. Wicklow.


Please use the bank details below and email to inform us of this arrangement, detailing the amount you have arranged and the type of gift.

Address: Bank Of Ireland, 2 College Green, Dublin 2

Account Number: 81175944 Sort Code: 900017

IBAN: IE 68 BOFI 900017 81175944



Please make cheques payable to ‘Compassion Ireland’ and post to:

Compassion Ireland Christian Child Development, Suite 3, Eden Gate Centre, Delgany, Co. Wicklow.

(Please make a note of your Compassion reference number, your child's reference number and the type of gift on the reverse e.g. child, family, birthday)