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Why Health

At least half of the world’s population lacks access to essential health services.

The majority of these people live in extreme poverty and are often forced to choose between food and health care for their families.

Poverty and poor health are closely connected. Poverty increases the chances of poor health and poor health traps communities in poverty.

Access to health care changes everything. It leads to better education and income opportunities for children and families, empowerment for individuals and communities, and hope for a brighter future for everyone.

Access to health care changes just about everything.

Education

Healthy children learn better and are more likely to participate fully in their communities and societies.

Empowerment

Healthy women are more empowered and are able to make decisions in their lives and act on them.

Productivity

Healthy families are more productive. Breadwinners can go to work and provide for their families.

Economic Development

Healthy communities are able to boost economic growth and progress in their countries.

Access to health care brings hope.

Healthy people are more vibrant, energetic, and have a more positive outlook on life.


“He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything”

Thomas Carlyle

100 million people are still pushed into extreme poverty because of health expenses

Approximately 303,000 women die every year during pregnancy and childbirth

Everyday, 15,000 children die before reaching their fifth birthday

100 million people every year are forced to choose between food and healthcare

50% of people across the globe lack access to essential healthcare.