When a disaster strikes, health care access may be profoundly affected with health care facilities damaged or destroyed, medicines and supplies depleted - leaving health care providers unable to deliver immediate or ongoing treatment to survivors.
- Our emergency response teams identify health care gaps in primary services such as dental care or treatment of chronic disease and move quickly to meet those needs.
- Over the longer term we provide sustainable support for ongoing programs that provide continuity of access to health care services
Here’s how we fill the gaps to bring health care to more people around the world:
- Peru: We provide support for Medical Brigades in Peru who travel to remote areas to bring primary care to indigenous people.
- India: The launch and expansion of India Mobile Clinics – our innovative Primary Health Care program -- brings regular essential health services to people in the slums of Mumbai.
- Haiti: Our Haiti team provides support and key supplies for health care providers still trying to restore and expand health care services to earthquake survivors particularly in treatment of chronic and communicable disease
- Uzbekistan: Our support for the Health Train provides regular medical care to people in some of the most isolated rural communities.
And then there is our far reaching Medical Outreach Program - we supply crucial medicines and medical products to skilled, dedicated U.S.-based volunteer health care teams traveling to countries where basic health care is unavailable or unaffordable.