Many of the countries we work in are ranked as the poorest in the world; with up to two-thirds of their populations living under the extreme poverty line. In these circumstances, health issues are widespread. Up to one in eight children under the age of five are malnourished, which makes them more susceptible to diseases such as malaria, diarrhea, HIV and measles.
Healthcare in these countries is largely underfunded and underdeveloped. Our work in the field of health aims to bolster existing healthcare support systems and deliver preventative workshops on health, nutrition and hygiene, as well as to address negative stigmas around HIV/AIDS, malaria and women’s health.
Improved knowledge can help combat malnutrition and the spread of disease, with the long-term outcome of stronger communities.