Right to health

We improve health outcomes by supporting people to exercise their right to health – particularly women and girls.

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Our goal: By 2030, CARE International will support 50 million people to exercise their right to health, including 30 million women to exercise their right to sexual and reproductive health.

Global health inequalities are staggering. Restrictive gender norms and gender inequalities are replicated and reinforced in health systems, leading to poorer health outcomes for women and girls across the globe. A woman in Sierra Leone is 300-400 times more likely to die with each pregnancy than a woman in Europe.

Many health systems struggle to meet the needs of communities, particularly in relation to sexual and reproductive health. The Covid-19 pandemic, together with increases in the number and scale of humanitarian disasters, has put further pressure on systems that were already under huge strain.

What is CARE International doing to improve access to healthcare?

CARE's global health work focuses on four areas:

  • Strengthening local health systems and community-based organisations
  • Supporting marginalised groups to exercise their right to health
  • Increasing access to quality health services, including sexual and reproductive health and rights services, in humanitarian and fragile settings
  • Preparing and responding to public health emergency preparedness

You could help improve access to healthcare

With your support, CARE is improving healthcare outcomes for communities across the globe.

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