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Health is
Fundamental

With good health
anything is possible.

Photo: David Snyder

Who We Are

Americares saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential. 

Health is on the Way

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.  

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News to Know

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 and share the stories.  

Why Health?

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.  

What We Do

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.

38

Years Responding to People in Need

$15 Billion

in Humanitarian Aid

30

Emergency Responses Each Year

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