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.
All stories about Health
India: Behavior Changes October 9, 2003
Health awareness and hygiene behaviour activities are a very important component of Mercy Corps' Community Health and Advancement Initiative (CHAI), funded by Oregon-based Tazo Tea Company and implemented through local partner DEG.
Afghanistan: A Father Says Goodbye To Drugs August 27, 2003
A Doctor's Call August 11, 2003
Agil draws back the lace curtain and looks anxiously out the window.
Georgia: Disabled Learn New Skills at Georgia Club February 12, 2003
Tinatin Bregvadze, a mother and grandmother of three in Gori, Georgia, became permanently disabled as a result of injuries received while she was being robbed but that hasn't stopped her from leading a full life and helping others.
Afghanistan: New Beginnings in Northern Afghanistan January 24, 2003
"I want to spend a little and do big things," says Dr. Mohammad Nasser Foushanji, Mercy Corps' Finance Manager and Liaison Officer for Local Government in northern Afghanistan. Not a surprising statement coming from a man who has already done many very big things in his life.
Indonesia: Reaching Her Dreams January 21, 2003
Kosovo: A power to change lives January 6, 2003
Mercy Corps' Healthy Community Initiatives in Kosovo is working to improve the health of Kosovars through strengthening health knowledge and advocacy skills at village level and strengthening the ability of the Municipalities - four in northern and central Kosovo - to provide good quality care th
India: One cup at a time December 19, 2002
Corporate scandals may be what make the news, but many corporations are now getting involved with ventures motivated by values. Traditionally, the effort to contribute has been through donations to non-profit organisations or foundations established by the corporations.
Kosovo: Raisa's story November 6, 2002
Raisa was not like the other children in the village. As other children played and ran around, Raisa was always sitting on the steps of her house alone or by the time she caught up to the others, they had run off somewhere else. Even eating was exhausting.
Tajikistan: A Little Health Learning Goes a Long Way October 14, 2002
What do you do with toothpaste?