We believe that progress depends on identifying and addressing chronic community health concerns.
Preventable illness burdens urban and rural communities across the world at a staggering rate. Children often suffer the most serious and long-lasting effects from chronic, preventable health conditions. These illnesses are often water-borne, mosquito-borne, respiratory, or are related to inadequate sanitation and hygiene practices.
The good news is that we can still reverse a lot of health damage that has already occurred and eliminate other preventable problems before they arise by addressing specific symptoms and environments as well as the behavior of each community. We always work to first resolve the immediate symptoms and illness (if possible), followed by topical health education efforts and careful process and collaboration to design the most effective, culturally relevant long-term resolution. These interventions have a major impact on the health and finances of whole families and communities.
Did you know?
An estimated 801,000 children younger than 5 years of age perish from diarrhea each year, mostly in developing countries. This amounts to 2,200 children dying every day as a result of diarrheal diseases.(Center for Disease Control (CDC)