Health and Nutrition

​With poor diets and little access to safe water, medicines are the largest family costs after food with more than 90% of people living in developing countries paying for medicines.

More than 1 billion people in the developing world miss out on essential health care because they simply cannot afford it. in addition The World health organisation claims that a further 100 million people are pushed below the poverty line due to use of medicines that they simply cannot afford.

“It is completely unacceptable that half the world still lacks coverage for the most essential health services,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization

“Without health care, how can children reach their full potential? And without a healthy, productive population, how can societies realize their aspirations?” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake

We are committed to help improve access to health care in the developing world. We operating around the world in providing access to basic health units, malaria prevention, infant mortality reduction and HIV/AIDS screening, cataract removal and  mother and child clinics. 

The World health organisation reports that 21000 children die daily and before they reach their fifth birthday due to illnesses such as pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria and other diseases.

Malnutrition

According to the World Health Organisation,  In developing countries every second pregnant woman and about 40% of preschool children are estimated to be anaemic, while anaemia also contributes to 20% of all maternal deaths.

It is also estimated that 13 million babies are born each year with low birth weight, meaning they did not grow to their full potential during gestation. Low birth weight babies are more likely to die in infancy, and many also suffer irreversible cognitive impairments and increased risk of developing noncommunicable diseases later in adulthood.

“An estimated 2.5 million of these low birth weight babies – nearly one in five – are born this way because their mothers did not have adequate amounts of iron in their diet,” says Prof Rebecca Stoltzfus of Cornell University and member of the WHO expert group.

Nutrition is an extremely important part of health and development. Better nutrition is directly related to improved infant, child and maternal health, stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, lower risk of noncommunicable diseases (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease), and longevity.

Healthy children learn better!

It is important to educate people to understand that with adequate nutrition people will become more productive and can create opportunities to gradually break the cycles of poverty and hunger.

It is equally important that people get access to much needed health care. Millions die every year because they cannot afford health care or simply do not have access to health care. The sad reality is that early intervention could save many lives. Help us reach those people who desperately need access to basic health services by donating today.

£10 per month will help two families get access to basic health care

£20 per month will help two families get access to basic health care and medicines

£50 per month will help a small village get access to basic health care and medicines