Health and Wellbeing

The Issue

  • Reported by the World Health Organization, “at least half of the world’s population cannot obtain essential health services.”
  • Significant issues surround sanitation, a lack of resources and access to facilities.
  • Public health experts claim only 52% people in Nepal have access to basic hand washing facilities, similar statistics are reflected in the other countries where we work.

The Impact

The impacts of these issues are vast.
800 million people spend at least 10 percent of their household budgets on health expenses for themselves, a sick child or other family member. For almost 100 million people, these expenses are high enough to push them into extreme poverty, forcing them to survive on just $1.90 or less a day.

Our Programme Approach

The aim of the our Health & Wellbeing Programme is to not only to educate about healthy behaviours and core health issues and prevention, but to also provide resources and opportunity for quality health access, to see success toward SDG 3. Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG 6. Clean Water and Sanitation. We believe positive impact is possible through the means of community workshop delivery, community health clinics for access to medical care and providing medical checks, support for emergency medical care and paramedic training, and school-based interactive health workshops.

Our Health & Wellbeing Programme includes delivery of key curriculum that surround some of the major health issues that the communities we work with are experiencing, to ensure that beneficiaries are knowledgeable about their health. The following topics are the key focus of the Health Programme and will be developed into curricula specifically focused toward children as well as the wider community:

  • Hygiene and sanitation, including vector-borne diseases
  • Women's health
  • Youth development and health
  • Nutrition and non-communicable diseases
  • First aid
  • Environmental health

The Sustainable Development Goals

We closely follow SDG Goals 6. Clean Water and Sanitation, 3. Good Health and Well-being, 1. No Poverty, 2. No Hunger, 10. Reduced Inequalities, 5. Gender Equality and 13. Climate Action to ensure that our health-based programmes are focused and impactful.

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2018 Highlights from around the world.

in thailand

1
Workshops Delivered

to 27 first-aid professionals and 186 community members.

in india

1
Session Hours

of health based education delivered in classrooms and workshops.

in cambodia

1
Patients

accessed a free medical examination during 4 clinics and went home with free medications.