AmeriCares Foundation Inc.

AmeriCares recently completed its five-year strategic planning process through which we sharpened our health focus. Our mission is to save lives and improve health outcomes in communities affected by disaster and in those with limited resources. Our mission objective is to increase the quality and accessibility of health services through our three core programs by: a) Expanding and restoring health services; b) Relieving shortages of medicines and supplies; c) Providing quality primary care; and, d) Catalyzing lasting improvements in health care delivery. Additionally, AmeriCares will appreciably increase its existing capabilities to solve complex global health problems with replicable...
Access to maternal health services in Liberia
 
Emerging from the recent Ebola outbreak that destroyed its already fragile health system, Liberia is now faced with numerous challenges in improving health outcomes and the greater health system. These issues are particularly grave in the areas of maternal and child health, as evidenced by the high infant, child and maternal mortality rates. Our program will benefit 62 health workers and a total of more than 100,000 community members through improvement of services at 3 health facilities. project reportread updates from the field
Reducing Malnutrition among Orphans in Ghana
 
Malnutrition and poor health characterize the growing population of orphaned and vulnerable children in Ghana. By providing basic nutrition, hygiene products, and caregiver education in 30 orphanage homes in Ghana, AmeriCares One Child One World project is trying to ensure that the 1,500 children living in these homes live longer, healthier lives. project reportread updates from the field
Rapid Response to Nepal's Health Needs
 
AmeriCares had an emergency response team on the ground in Kathmandu within 48 hours of the massive Nepal earthquake. Our immediate priorities are to deploy mobile medical teams to treat survivors, provide critical medicines and supplies to frontline health workers, and partner with local, national and international organizations to reestablish disrupted health services. AmeriCares will work in the long term to restore health facilities, improve care quality and address mental health needs. project reportread updates from the field
Support the Uttarakhand India flooding victims
 
AmeriCares is responding to the disaster by deploying medical teams to treat patients in areas cut off from services. Working with the local government and health care officials, we are providing water purification tablets, antibiotics and analgesics, as well as medications for chronic diseases such as diabetes for people who don't have access to medicine or medical care.We are establishing a three to six-month intervention with focus on providing primary and maternal and child care. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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