In communities where there is little or no access to adequate medical care one of the best ways to keep families healthy is with community health education. Basic hygiene and first aid classes enable families to make more informed health decisions and equip them to prevent and manage health issues before they become serious resulting in fewer cases of serious preventable health situations.
Trained community health workers are able to teach families how to care for themselves and provide ongoing support through specialty classes for pregnancy, birth and caring for newborns. Training community health workers puts skills back into the community so that families have access to basic medical help when and where its needed.
We also invest in medical scholarships for young women to get much needed skills and qualifications, specifically in the area's of midwifery and pediatric nursing.