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Health is

With good health
anything is possible.

Our Mission

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

In Memoriam

Leila Macauley

1921 – 2019

We mourn the passing of our co-founder and permanent vice chairman, Alma Jane “Leila” Macauley.  “We are incredibly fortunate to have had her guidance and support all these years. It is an immense loss.” – Michael J. Nyenhuis, Americares President and CEO.   

 On May 9th, the 2019 Health at the Center Americares Partner Summit explored resilience—how resilient communities recover from disasters, how resilience is key to mental health and how public health depends on resilient environments. Americares believes heath is fundamental to all aspects of development. With good health, people can attend school, be productive at work, care for their families and contribute to strong and resilient communities.

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With good health, anything is possible

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.  

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.  

What We Do

Since our founding in 1979, Americares has delivered more than $17 billion in quality medical aid and innovative health programs to 164 countries, including the U.S.

News to Know

Our donors and partners help our health programs, medicines and supplies reach our neighbors in need in more than 90 countries including the United States each year.  Read & share the stories.  

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