Health

Basic healthcare shouldn’t be a luxury, it can save lives.

IDRF’s health programs provide access to premium, essential health care services to families in need. Families who are otherwise unable to access even the most basic medical care.

Why?

Many people in the developing world lack access to the most basic primary healthcare. It is common for people in these regions to suffer and die from preventable diseases and illnesses. This is especially true for mothers and their newborns. Insufficient maternity care often leads to a high rate of deaths for pregnant women. 

800

women die everyday 
from preventable 
complications

45

developing nations
have fewer nurses
and midwives

8000

children in Pakistan
are diagnosed
with cancer everyday

Appeals

Maternal & Newborn Health in Pakistan

In the impoverished district of Tharparkar, basic health care for mothers and newborns is non-existent. IDRF is training midwife practitioners to be dispatched to vulnerable areas in the region.

Eyeglasses for Gaza

The Palestinian Information Medical Center reports close to 5,000 students being diagnosed with visual impairments. IDRF is providing affected children with certified optometry assessments, and a pair of prescription eyeglasses.

Cancer Treatment for Children in Pakistan

About 8000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year in Pakistan. Through Indus Hospital, IDRF is providing quality, free cancer treatment to children under 18.

Supporting Children with Cerebral Palsy

There is a lack of necessary resources for occupational, language or speech therapy for children with CP in Africa. IDRF is training caregivers in conducting physical therapy that works on improving motor skills and mobility of children with CP.

Supporting Healthcare workers in Yemen

There is a significant shortage of medical personnel in Yemen. IDRF is providing 1440 governmental and non-governmental healthcare workers with a training and 8 isolation centers with essential PPE.

Respiratory Therapy Training for Nurses in Yemen

Nearly 18 million people in Yemen require medical aid, affecting roughly 60% of the total population in Yemen. IDRF is training 30 male and female nurses with specialized training approved by the Ministry of Health in Yemen.

India Covid Relief

India has been drastically hit with a new variant of COVID-19, and desperately need medical supplies like oxygen tanks, medical beds, and food to sustain those families affected.

The Impact

people supported through health care services

IDRF’s health programs provide access to premium, essential health care services to families in need. Families who are otherwise unable to access even the most basic medical care.