Improving access to health care
Our objective is to provide basic health care to children, their families and communities, to decrease the number of children who die each year under the age of five and decrease maternal morbidity and mortality rates.
What does it take to keep children from illness and disease? In many cases, very little. Direct, sustainable support makes all the difference in young lives affected by poverty. A mosquito net to protect from malaria. Clean water close by. Sanitary surroundings to keep disease at bay. Information and instruction to build health at all ages. And when treatment is necessary – medicine within easy reach and comfort from the healing hands of health care professionals.
Our community partners are aligned with our goals to improve the health of children and we work together in the following ways to make that happen:
- Increase clean water access through wells and water points
- Improve sanitation through latrines and hygiene education
- Increase local access to health care professionals
- Childhood immunizations
- HIV/AIDS support and sensitization
- Prevention of and treatment for malaria and other communicable diseases
Take a look at the photo gallery in each country we support, and you’ll see evidence of some of the ways we help children thrive by increasing access to health care.