Good health and well-being are central building blocks in fighting poverty and in ensuring sustainable development. Prior to the pandemic, significant improvements were being made to improve health systems, but the strain of COVID-19 has caused setbacks and opened our eyes to the need for greater preparedness in public services.
- Almost 1 in every 15 children in developing countries dies before the age of 5, most of them from hunger-related causes.
- An estimated 49 million people globally are blind.
- 2.4 million newborns die each year in the first 28 days of life, mostly from preventable and treatable causes.
The good news is our charity partners listed below are working to ensure that people of all ages can lead happy, healthy lives. Programs to improve global health include reducing inequities, combatting preventable diseases, and increasing access to quality medical facilities and treatments, prenatal and infant care, mental health services, community health worker training and more.
Explore the resources below to see the impact of their work.