Americares saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential.
It has been a devastating year for hurricanes and floods, along with disease outbreaks, earthquakes and wildfires. The need has never been greater. Learn more about our relief work around the world and here at home.
Hurricane Maria brought its devastating power to some of the same Caribbean islands previously savaged by Hurricane Irma. It was the worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in 80 years and caused major damage, shutting down power, water and critical health services. Our response teams in Puerto Rico and Dominica have expanded Maria relief and recovery efforts, delivering medical supplies and supporting health care.
In Beaumont and Orange,Texas, almost every family was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey. An assistant principal at a local school worked with Americares to provide a much needed boost for community morale. The efforts of such everyday heroes are a core part of recovery after a disaster.
We are providing treatment for tens of thousands of children and adults suffering from malnutrition and the world’s worst cholera outbreak. Photo by REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah.
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.
Our health programs and medical donations reach more than 90 countries and all 50 states in the U.S. each year, saving lives and transforming communities.
Read stories of those affected by Hurricane Harvey's landfall in Texas, as we work with local partners on long term health and recovery needs for communities.
Liberia is a small country on the coast of West Africa with a population of about 4.5 million and a fragile health system after years of civil war and Ebola. Jed Selkowitz shares stories from his travels with our team in country to see first hand the work to support thriving local health centers and a growing community.
Our commitment to thriving local health centers is restoring these facilities by building back stronger and providing the staff with the support necessary to help them serve more people with quality health care in their community. Photo by William Vazquez.
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