In some part of the world, proper healthcare systems do not exist and preventing illness is only part of the challenge. Once an individual becomes sick, access to health care varies widely: poor populations tend to have less access to health care.
Poor children live much shorter lives than children from wealthy families, in part due to inadequate health care. A boy who was born in 2012 in a high-income country can expect to live 75.8 years –more than 15 years longer than a boy born in a low-income country.
For those less fortunate, even small interventions – from improved hygiene to vaccinations – can make a huge difference.
Through the support of our donors, communities all around the world are given the tools they need to empower themselves toward healthy living. By working together to provide access to basic necessities, like soap and mosquito netting, to large-scale pharmaceuticals, sanitation programs, and even hygiene training, our donors make a powerful and concrete impact on the lives of the most vulnerable.
In emergency crises, our field teams respond immediately with emergency aid. In the months that follow, we stay to implement long-term health care projects, such as restocking damaged hospitals to building specialised units to providing mobile health clinics to reach populations in remote areas.
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