Success Stories

Since 1956, Global Impact has raised more than $1.8 billion to help the world’s most vulnerable people. Each day we work with our charity partners to fight poverty, heal the sick and support communities in need, meeting real needs with real results. Below, please find a sample of success stories from our charity partners.

AFRICARE : Africare and Merck Partner to Build a Better Future for the

Africare and Merck

Africare and Merck & Co., Inc.* collaborated this year to continue our commitment to building bright, vibrant futures for Africa’s children.

Through the MSD Fellowship for Global Health, three Merck employees spent three months in Malawi with Africare to focus on the development of a five-year strategic plan for The Institute for Child Wellness in Africa (TICWA). With expertise in strategic planning, clinical research, and communication & stakeholder engagement, the Merck Fellows developed a clear roadmap to accelerate TICWA’s success.

AFRICARE : Creating a Safe Place for Women to Give Birth in Africa

Maternity Waiting Home, Bong County, Liberia

Every day in sub-Saharan Africa about 550 women die due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Liberia has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios, with 1 death out of every 13 deliveries. The mortality rate of newborns, within the first 28 days of life, is also high-37 for every 1,000 live births. These deaths are all the more tragic because they result largely from preventable complications that arise during the critical period of labor, delivery, and the immediate 24 hours after giving birth.

AFRICARE : Breaking the Cycle of Malnutrition in Tanzania

Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program (MBNP)

Approximately 33.4 percent of children under the age of five in the Morogoro Region of Tanzania experience stunting - a condition resulting from chronic malnutrition. This lack of adequate nutrition robs children of physical strength and impairs their cognitive development, leaving them at high risk of frequent illness and falling behind in learning.

FOOD FOR THE POOR: A HOME TO CALL THEIR OWN

Before

Food For The Poor/Jamaica
Roshida and her children were living in a makeshift, unsafe tin shack that flooded when it rained and the flimsy walls swayed with strong winds. The family also suffered from daily hunger.

Today, Roshida and her children are living in a beautiful new home with sanitation and access to lifesaving water. Now, they can lie in bed at night and listen to the rain on the roof instead of fearing their house will collapse on them. They also received food to help with the lack of sustenance and daily hunger they were experiencing.

AFRICARE : Monsanto Fund Helps Africare Address Malnutrition in Kenya

Children of Africa

Turkana County, Kenya is in the throes of a critical food emergency. Record malnutrition rates, erratic climate and a disruption of traditional food sources have led the World Health Organization to designate the area as an Acute Food and Livelihood Crisis. But, thanks to a grant from the Monsanto Fund, Africare will soon start helping pregnant women, new mothers, infants and young children live healthier lives by increasing access to nutritious foods and nutrition education.

UNITED METHODIST COMMITTEE ON RELIEF (UMCOR): Advocacy for our neighbors

Advocacy for our neighbors

By Bella DiFilippo*

In September 2017, the Trump administration announced it would end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). In response, The United Methodist Church is focusing on advocacy and increasing support for National Justice for Our Neighbors (NJFON).

The JFON network grew out of the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s (UMCOR’s) long commitment to refugees and immigrants. Since UMCOR’s founding in 1940, refugee ministry has been at the heart of its work, guided by Christian values of hospitality to the stranger.

AFRICARE : Africare Published in the Malaria Journal

DEKI READER

“The role of the Deki Reader™ in malaria diagnosis, treatment and reporting: findings from an Africare pilot project in Nigeria.” Adah et al., 2018.

Learn more about these findings by clicking here or to download: https://rdcu.be/RUA7

PLANET AID INC: Stepping Up for Children

Neeraj

Twelve-year-old Neeraj’s clear eyes, bright smile, and loud greeting are impossible to miss while visiting the Kadam Step-Up Center in Dharuhera. A native of the Panna District of Madhya Pradesh, Neeraj has been studying at the Center for seven months. During that time, he has never missed a single lesson. 

ALLIANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL ACTION, THE (ALIMA): Working for ALIMA: Modou, the Health Promotor

Modou, ALIMA Health Promotor in Cameroon

In northern Cameroon, families have been fleeing violent conflict between the military forces and the Islamist group Boko Haram. Many children suffering from malnutrition are admitted daily into the nutritional department of the Mokolo district hospital supported by ALIMA. Since May 2016, almost 4,500 malnourished children have been treated free of charge by the ALIMA. At the ALIMA supported hospital in Mokolo, families and medical staff share how the conflict has affected their lives.

Modou, Health Promotor working for ALIMA:

ALLIANCE FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL ACTION, THE (ALIMA): Surviving Ebola: Amadou's story

Surviving Ebola: Amadou's story

Amadou Camara is one of more than 1,100 Ebola survivors in Guinea. The 55-year-old father of six lives in the village of Koropara, some 90 kilometers from N’Zerekore, in Guinea’s southeastern forest region, where the first Ebola case was recorded in December 2013. Between March 23, 2014, when Guinea’s Ministry of Health declared the outbreak, and April 21, 2016, when the last survivor was discharged from the Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) in N'Zerekore, more than 3,811 people in Guinea were affected and 2,543 died.

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