"A Healthy World starts with women... Most women in the developing world bear a disproportionate burden of disease, poverty, or discriminatory practices just because they are women. As a leader in global health, I am convinced that women are urgently needed to engage in problems that impact women. Medical Teams is ready, skilled and focused to bring health and wholeness to women and children in desperate need.”
-Martha Holley Newsome, President & CEO
Medical Teams International
We are compelled by compassion. Our hearts are broken by suffering. Everyone child deserves a chance to live a healthy life. According to the World Health Organization more than half of under-five child deaths are due to diseases that are preventable and treatable through simple, affordable interventions. This is the work of Medical Teams International’s Healthy Children and Safe Motherhood programs.
We are committed to women. We come alongside those who are vulnerable first. Experience shows that if you provide something for a mother – food, medicine, and knowledge – she almost always puts it to work to benefit her family. Your support provides simple and effective building blocks that make the difference between a healthy child and a sick child.
We are called to action. Not all of us are medical professionals that can provide direct medical care, but there is something we can all do to help. Learning more about the challenges faced by women living in extreme poverty around the globe is the first step to making a difference. Healthy Women, Healthy World offers opportunities for like-minded women to come together to hear speakers who have expertise in some area related to these challenges.
What is Healthy Women, Healthy World? Download our overview.