Our work to build healthy communities, families and individuals is at the heart of Mercy Corps' vision for social change. By partnering with a range of partners, from village health committees to government agencies, we help build the means to improve maternal, newborn and child health, ensure proper nutrition and combat infectious diseases.
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India: Teen honored With Global Action Award November 24, 2008
Mercy Corps' Global Action Awards honor young people who have taken outstanding actions to fight global poverty. In 2008, Sindhu Ravishankar was one of four Global Action Award recipients.
Indonesia: Don't forget to wash your hands October 15, 2008
A Mercy Corps survey in five provinces of Indonesia found that only 30 percent of school-age children wash their hands before eating and after using toilets. Handwashing reduces the spread of waterborne illnesses such as diarrhoea, a major cause of malnutrition in children.
Indonesia: Healthy places, prosperous people September 4, 2008
Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is expected to become East Asia's largest metropolitan region by 2015.
Regaining Her Smile, Dispelling Fear June 4, 2008
Indonesia: Promoting 'Early and Exclusive' Breastfeeding April 18, 2008
Tugu Utara, Jakarta — Little Efa lives in one of the poorest and dirtiest sections of Indonesia's crowded capital, but she's as happy and healthy as any 5-month-old girl you'd meet. That may be partly because she is breastfed.
Guatemala: Won in Translation April 3, 2008
On any given morning, the spotless health centre in tiny Tucurú, Guatemala is abuzz with activity. Carmelina Botzoc is a big reason why.
Iraq: Emergency Aid to Southern Iraq April 1, 2008
West Bank and Gaza: Restocking Hospital Closets in Gaza March 14, 2008
Rarely have deliveries of sheets and hospital gowns been so warmly received as in Gaza last month.
North Korea: Mercy Corps and DHL deliver medicine to flood-affected North Korean families September 6, 2007
The express and logistics company DHL is generously providing a very substantial contribution to cover shipping expenses for urgently-needed medicines headed to North Korea. Mercy Corps is sending nearly £8 million worth of medicines to the flood-wracked country to assist in its relief efforts.
Niger: Q&A with Christy Collins April 10, 2007
Christy Collins, who currently serves as Mercy Corps Niger's country director, has a long history with the country and people of Niger. She first came to Niger in 1975 as a Peace Corps volunteer, having just graduated from college with a degree in French.