Increasing access to health
Healthy families, healthy communities
Poor access to health and poverty go hand-in-hand. CARE fights poverty by improving the health of millions of the world’s poorest people, focusing on maternal and child health, and hygiene and sanitation – particularly increasing access for women and girls.
We do this by increasing the capacity of healthcare services, strengthening systems to be responsive to the communities they serve as well as educating communities on health and hygiene information to increase both healthcare supply and demand.
Our projects in these areas contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 3 – good health and well-being, and SDG 6 – clean water and sanitation.
Who we work with
To help respond to a shortage of 7 million health workers worldwide and a growing overall burden of disease, CARE International has been working in partnership with GSK since 2010 on their 20% Reinvestment Initiative in Asia and Africa to increase access to health amongst marginalised communities. Read more...
In 2015, CARE, Barclays and GSK created a collaborative partnership to set up a social enterprise in Zambia called Live Well, which aims to increase access to health products and healthcare awareness in rural and peri-urban areas through a network of community health entrepreneurs. This is an innovative partnership bringing together the skills of both private and not-for-profit sectors. Read more...