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Our Mission

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

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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.

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.

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. 

Medical Outreach

Helping Alejandra

Alejandra, who lives with her grandmother and great-grandmother in a one-room house in remote Honduran village, faced a life-threatening health crisis. A local health care advocate and a visiting medical team joined together to heal her with help from Americares.

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    Active Emergency News

    Americares Expands Health Clinics for Venezuelans in Colombia

    Americares is opening six more health clinics in Colombia to meet the increasing demand for primary care services and access to medicines for families fleeing the unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.

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      Emergency Response

      Hurricane Dorian

      Americares is responding to the devastation of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. To address the critical health needs of survivors, the emergency team has mobilized additional medical professionals and response experts to support relief efforts.

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        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.

        Americares Blog

        Helping the Helpers

        Puerto Ricans are facing the hard reality of post-disaster life on an island already suffering from a financial crisis. This situation provides fertile ground for mental and psychosocial health issues—especially in our elderly population.

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          Americares Blog

          When There is No Medicine

          For much of the world, including those in high income countries with little to no health insurance, the struggle to access medicine is all too familiar.

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            After a Storm, There is Help

            Days after Hurricane Michael tore through Florida, Lauren needed insulin. “I’m completely dependent on it,” she says. But Lauren lost her supply when the storm took out power.

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