IDRF health programs provide access to essential, high-quality health services and trained healthcare workers to families who do not have basic medical assistance because of their inaccessible location or indigent circumstances (or both).
How do we do it?
Reached 200,000+ people with improved health services in the last 3 years.
Invested in training 267 health care workers in Zambia, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh since 2013.
Provided mobile medical care to rural communities, bringing health services where most needed.
Supported comprehensive reproductive health services in underserved communities, including HIV prevention & treatment services.
Why support IDRF Health programs?
Many people in developing countries do not have access to basic primary care. Many suffer and die from preventable diseases and illness. When people suffer from poor health, malnutrition, and diseases, they are often not able to work, and it affects their quality of life.
One significant barrier to wellbeing is stigma. Some topics, such as mental health and sexual and reproductive health, are particularly difficult to discuss, resulting in people not getting the care that they need. IDRF supports effective and culturally sensitive health promotion to reduce stigma, increase service access, and help people make informed decisions.
Nearly 800 women die every day due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth. High-income countries have an average of almost 90 nurses and midwives for every 10,000 people while some low-income countries have fewer than 2 per 10,000 people. Having skilled birth attendants is an important factor for achieving maternal and child health, and in many cases will save lives.