Americares saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential.
Every day, somewhere in the world, our neighbors face hurricanes, floods, disease outbreaks, civil conflict, earthquakes, extreme poverty and other crises. Their need for health care has never been greater. Read the stories of lives saved and communities healed.
A Personal Perspective
Read the latest blog post from Michael J. Nyenhuis, President & CEO for a unique view of our work. This week: "What we need to know to grow."
Americares has opened a medical clinic in Colombia, to provide essential primary care for migrants fleeing the mounting economic and political crisis in Venezuela.
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season produced Harvey, Irma, and Maria, leaving death and destruction on an epic scale. Americares responded to all three.
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Our donors and partners help our health programs, medicines and supplies reach our neighbors in need in more than 90 countries and all 50 states in the U.S. each year. Read & share the stories.
Americares is preparing an emergency shipment of relief supplies for families displaced by the catastrophic Carr Fire in California. Photo" REUTERS/Fred Greaves.
Americares is responding to the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Lombok on August 5, toppling buildings, destroying roads and sending powerful aftershocks throughout the island.
"I think maternal mortality is everybody’s business,” explained Magdalene, when discussing who should be targeted in community education efforts in her home county of Grand Bassa, Liberia.
For people affected by poverty or disaster, health is essential to a better future. With good health, they can attend school, be productive at work, care for their families and contribute to strong communities. Poor health puts all of those opportunities at risk. Health is fundamental to all aspects of development.
Since our founding in 1979, Americares has delivered more than $15 billion in quality medical aid and innovative health programs to 164 countries, including the U.S.