Facilitate proper nutrition, hygiene training and health check-ups.
The right to be healthy
For many people, finding a job or being able to afford a meal is a second thought. When you are suffering from poor health and drinking unsanitary water, it is hard to move forward.
At least half of the world's population is not receiving the care they need. According to the World Health Statisctics 2019, an estimated 5.4 million children died before turning 5 years old.
Millions of people are being pushed into poverty after spending too much money on medical care.
And what do you when you can't afford it? Should we choose between buying food or medication?
Every day, more than 800 women die from causes related to pregnancy and child birth. Most of the cases could have been prevented.
HOW WE HELP
Access to health care
Good Neighbors establishes health care buildings and provides community and home-based services. Local practitioners are also supported via capacity development.
We advocate for health policies to enable quality services for more people and provide basic assistance for everyone in need.
An important service we offer is maternal and child health care.
Hygiene, sanitation and education
We educate people to have good habits, by teaching hygiene and sanitary practices.
Since water is essential for a healthy life, it is one of our pillars. We work to ensure enough clean water is available for everyone. We also build facilities like washrooms and water tanks where needed.
Awareness of reproductive practices is another important topic we cover in the communities we work in. It's important that men and women receive education about menstruation and birth, which is something our Better Life for Girls campaign covers.
Nutrition and prevention
795 million people do not have access to enough food to survive in the world. When people cannot afford healthy meals, they risk developing chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.
Food insecurity means not knowing what or when your next meal will be. A poor diet not only creates bad physical health but also great stress and anxiety.
We fight food insecurity, assist malnourished people and, in smaller communities, work with local farmers to strengthen their production via our income generation initiatives.
Disease prevention campaigns are organized quite often. In Niger, for example, the focus is Malaria prevention with the distribution of nets and insecticides.
In Canada, we are supporting organizations that provide food items to individuals and families in need through our #StillTogether COVID-19 Relief campaign.