The purpose of our Community Health programs is to improve health and to establish sustainable local health programs through education, which empowers local community members to address their own health needs.
Our Community Health programs focus on women, children, and primary healthcare. Millions of children still die from preventable diseases each year in the developing world. We address such issues as childhood disease prevention, maternal health, newborn health, nutrition, immunization, water and sanitation.
Our programs educate both communities and local facilities such as clinics, so that local communities can effectively assume responsibility for their own health and overall well-being.
Our programs teach communities to:
Identify and prioritize health problems
Implement solutions and monitor progress
Mobilize and sustain resources independently through its village health committees and/or community health workers
Some of our Community Health interventions include:
Education concerning prevailing health problems and the methods of preventing and controlling them
Promotion of food supply and proper nutrition, including breastfeeding
Adequate supply of safe water and basic sanitation
Safe motherhood, reproductive health and neonatal care
Immunization against the major infectious diseases
Prevention and control of locally endemic diseases
Appropriate treatment of common diseases and injuries