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Health

Access to good health care is vital to the wellbeing of any society. Unfortunately, extreme hunger, child and maternal mortality, vector-borne diseases, and HIV/AIDS are still prevalent in the developing world.

We help vulnerable communities to access affordable health care, focusing on clubfoot in Bangladesh, maternal health in Zimbabwe, aural health in Cambodia, and mosquito-borne disease in Vietnam.

Africa

We help rural communities in eastern Africa to become more food secure and reduce hunger, malnutrition, and stunting in children. Our programs focus on educating smallholder farmers in nutrition-sensitive agriculture, focusing on crops such as sweet potatoes, pigeon peas, and butter nuts.

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Asia

In Bangladesh, we help children born with clubfoot to undergo free, world-class treatment through the Walk for Life program. Walk for Life corrects children’s feet using non-surgical techniques. This means children can reach their full potential, and increase their chances of escaping poverty. Walk for Life also works to remove the social stigma around clubfoot in Bangladesh.

In Vietnam, we work with the World Mosquito Program (WMP) to protect communities in Vietnam from mosquito-borne diseases. Located in Ho Chi Minh City, the WMP’s Asia hub supports projects in the region and contributes to core global operations. The WMP uses safe and natural bacteria called Wolbachia to reduce the threat of dengue, Zika and chikungunya outbreaks.

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Pacific

In Timor Leste, we work with PRADET (Psycho-social Recovery and Development in East Timor) to offer mental health rehabilitation and psycho-social support for people recovering from mental illness and trauma so they can become independent, and reintegrate with their families and communities. Their advocacy and education work also seeks to remove the stigma around mental illness.

We also work with HIAM Health on nutrition programs, targeting malnourished children and their families for supplementary feeding and nutrition education.

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Stories from the field

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