The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Our vision is simple: When families need healthcare, it should be accessible and of high quality. When a woman is pregnant, she must receive the support she needs. When children are sick, they must be assessed and treated. Women must be able to make ... Read more
Our vision is simple: When families need healthcare, it should be accessible and of high quality. When a woman is pregnant, she must receive the support she needs. When children are sick, they must be assessed and treated. Women must be able to make their own reproductive choices, and children must have the care and nutrition they need to thrive. Achieving this vision of universal care will result in saving and improving millions of lives. To get there we need a step-change in how healthcare is delivered to communities. Too many barriers still stand between families and the care they need: cost, distance, knowledge, and supply. We are committed to reducing those through a community health driven approach. The adoption of high-impact, low-cost community health backed by innovative mobile technology will be every bit as transformative as a new vaccine or the eradication of a disease. Millions of lives will be saved and entire countries will be healthier.
Living Goods is an international non-profit organization working to reinvent how we improve the lives of the under-served. We train community health workers to bring life-saving products and health services to families’ doorsteps. Services like prenatal assessments and baby visits. Products like medicines, fortified foods, and modern contraceptives. We also empower community health workers through mobile phones. We teach them how to detect and treat common illnesses like pneumonia, malaria, malnutrition, and diarrhea.