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
Haiti: Helping teachers and kids recover in Port-au-Prince May 15, 2010
In the car with Sandrine and Magdala, two of our talented trainers in Comfort for Kids, our programme designed to teach adults ways to help address the post-earthquake psychosocial needs of children. We’re on our way to the Delmas neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.
Indonesia: Growing with Kedai Balitaku May 11, 2010
I believe that helping people to sell nutritious foods for children is the best strategy to ensure sustainability.
Colombia: Video: Reintegrating land mine survivors May 5, 2010
Mercy Corps outfitted a rehabilitation centre in southern Colombia with the latest technology as part of a holistic programme to reintegrate land mine survivors back into their communities.
Indonesia: Padang: seven months after the earthquake May 3, 2010
“Now I know what to do when an earthquake strikes. I will hide under a table,” said Nisa, a third grader at Coroco elementary school, Pesisir Selatan district, West Sumatra after joining a Mercy Corps earthquake and tsunami awareness session.
West Bank and Gaza: Helping Gaza's children lead ‘normal’ lives again April 21, 2010
"My Earthquake Story" — a story for everyone April 7, 2010
Healing the helpers April 7, 2010
The aftershocks continue night and day following Chile’s 8.8 earthquake on February 27, even though more than a month has passed. On Sunday night, a 4.8 tremor with an epicenter near Santiago set windows rattling and the overhead lamps swaying.
Kyrgyzstan: Toilets and community capacity development April 5, 2010
I arrived on a typical school day to what seemed an empty school. That was because everyone was in the bathroom!
Indonesia: Kedai Balitaku provides employment March 31, 2010
Mrs. Anik joined Kedai Balitaku Aceh — Mercy Corps' Child Nutrition Programme that helps vendors sell healthy foods to children — in December 2009.
Indonesia: Helping the baby get better March 25, 2010
My name is Muhammad Rizal. I’m working with Mercy Corps as the Marketing Officer for a nutrition programme called Kedai Balitaku in Aceh Province, Indonesia.