Health and Wellbeing
A number of factors contribute to poor health across the globe, including inadequate or outdated resources, a lack of access to health facilities and medical professionals, insufficient amounts of food or clean water, and a number of economic issues. Children are highly susceptible to diseases and health issues early on in their lives and although the global child mortality rate has significantly been reduced, there are still many children suffering from being underweight (51 million) or stunted in growth (151 million). Beginning life in a deficit sets the stage for increased health challenges to overcome later in life. Across all age groups, poor health outcomes are widely experienced at a much higher rate in lower and middle-income countries than those in higher-income countries. Global disparities in health services and access only exacerbate the issues experienced by so many. In many countries, weak health systems are an obstacle to health and progress towards better outcomes and pose a major challenge to seeing a positive impact towards global health goals.
What We Do
FutureSense Health programmes seek to address some of the core issues driving low health outcomes. Activities aim to bring education, awareness, and resources surrounding topics such as nutrition and food hygiene, water and sanitation, women and girl’s health and hygiene, non-communicable diseases, spread of disease, and basic first aid and emergency care.
These activities are based not only on the needs of our specific communities around the world, but are shaped largely by a number of UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
As an organisation that believes change is driven through education, we strongly focus on engaging our communities with interactive and informative workshops and sessions that educate about major regional health issues. These activities provide a platform that allow the community to access quality information, resources, and exercises focused on how to avoid preventable diseases, as well as information that equips each person to take ownership of their health for now and for the future!
Using education as a vehicle to providing quality health education, we believe we are impacting the community at large and ensuring growth and development. Working with both children and adults across the globe, we are seeing a decrease in current health outcomes such as decreased child mortality rates, lower rates of water-borne illnesses due to not having clean water or proper sanitation, and seeing a reduction in preventable illnesses through a lack of poor understanding of hygiene and spread of disease.
2018 Highlights from around the world.
to 27 first-aid professionals and 186 community members.
of health based education delivered in classrooms and workshops.
accessed a free medical examination during 4 clinics and went home with free medications.