Many communities in the developing world often lack access to basic health care facilities, education and supplies. HIV and AIDS continues to be a major issue in many countries. Many PWRDF partners have a focus on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health which includes children under five.
PWRDF’s overall strategy to reduce poverty worldwide depends in large part on improving health. Specifically, our programs address:
- Maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) – prenatal visits, education about healthy pregnancies, access to trained birth attendants, newborn care education, vaccinations and well baby visits
- reproductive and sexual health and family planning – education about child spacing and safe sexual activities
- HIV/AIDS – prevention, education and treatment
- Nutrition – preventing malnutrition and promoting good nutrition, often with agricultural interventions
- Access to clean water – bore wells, water purification systems
- malaria prevention – treated mosquito bed nets, education
- improving access to health care with construction of basic health facilities in rural areas (clinics, expectant mothers’ houses, dispensaries)
- providing solar power electricity to clinics
- community education – youth theatre groups, radio programs
- supplying medications and equipment
- enhanced training of health professionals, and training of community health workers.
- education/outreach – training volunteer Community Health Workers, students
To read more about our health programs, please click on the country name below: