Proper healthcare systems are still unattainable luxuries in some regions of the world. But preventing illness is not the only challenge. Once an individual becomes ill, access to health care varies widely: poor populations tend to have less access to health care.
Poor children live much shorter lives than children from wealthy families, in part due to inadequate health care. A boy who was born in 2012 in a high-income country can expect to live 75.8 years—more than 15 years longer than a boy born in a low-income country.
For those less fortunate, even small interventions—from improved hygiene to vaccinations—can make a big difference.
Through the support of IRUSA donors, communities all around the world are given the tools they need to empower themselves toward healthy living. By working together to provide access to basic necessities, like soap and mosquito netting, to large-scale pharmaceuticals, sanitation programs, and even hygiene training, IRUSA donors make a powerful and concrete impact on the lives of the most vulnerable.
In emergency crises, our field teams respond immediately with emergency aid. And we stay to implement long-term health care projects, such as restocking damaged hospitals to building specialized units to help diabetes patients to providing mobile health clinics to reach populations in remote areas.
Here’s just a sampling of our recent health efforts:
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. We envision a better world with better health care. Working together with YOU, we can help make this a reality.
$800 can support mobile clinics that reach refugees in remote areas
$250 can help supply a hospital with medicines and medical tools
$40 can deliver emergency aid to reduce the spread of cholera
Please donate now and help heal our sisters and brothers around the world by opening up access to quality health care.