Many diseases and health problems are completely preventable if there's appropriate healthcare.
A robust health program that advocates for proper nutrition, the training and education of community health workers, and raising awareness about the importance of good health are vital to achieving this.
That's what Good Neighbours Australia is doing to eliminate illness and deaths from preventable disease.
Why is Health Important?
According to World Health Statistics in 2019, an estimated 5.4 million children died before turning 5 years old. A recent UN report also says that deaths from preventable diseases could rise rapidly as the COVID-19 pandemic diverts scarce health resources in developing countries.
In the absence of quality and affordable healthcare, families in poorer nations are often forced to choose between food and medicine.
Poor health and poverty are closely linked. Poverty increases the chances of poor health. Poor health, in turn, traps families in poverty.
But it doesn't need to be this way. With your support, as a lot of the deaths can be prevented.
We provide families and communities with affordable health care, proper nutrition, hygiene training, and maternal and child health services without threatening or sacrificing their food security.
Help protect children and families from preventable diseases
Access to Basic Health Services
Ensuring universal access to affordable healthcare is vital for everyone. However, millions of families have no access to the basic healthcare they need. Through policy advocacy and capacity development of health service providers, we work to provide quality health services for everyone.
We do this by establishing healthcare centres, as well as by providing community and home based services.
We do this because we believe everyone deserves to have the right to good health.
Maternal and Child Health
Maternal and newborn health are closely linked. A child's chance of survival is vastly different based on where he or she is born.
Sadly, it is estimated that more than 800 women die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth every day. But, most maternal deaths are preventable with access to a proper healthcare system.
We help save the lives of new mothers and infants by providing healthcare and proper nutrition support before, during and after birth.