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
Indonesia: Video: "My Child's Café" nourishes kids in North Jakarta December 11, 2009
We would like to thank those who have given online to Mercy Corps by posting this three-minute video of a program made possible by your donations: Healthy Street Foods in Jakarta.
Indonesia: Fine, friendly Faroe December 7, 2009
I was there — at a breastfeeding workshop last Wednesday — sitting in the back row, observing the six people on stage as they presented each and every step they had taken to be champions.
Indonesia: Panic in my neighborhood November 23, 2009
It was Sunday, September 27, 2009 and I was rather sad. That morning, my family and I intended to visit some of our extended family in another city, but our car stalled.
Uganda: What is public health? November 11, 2009
One of the things that people often ask is "What is public health?" I used to say, "everything," without much conviction.
Indonesia: The drawbacks of women’s equality November 5, 2009
Niger: Shipping medicines to Niger September 15, 2009
What can one shipment of donated medicines do? How about treat 20,000 mothers and children in Niger suffering from common maternal and childhood illnesses.
Indonesia: Meeting the survivors September 10, 2009
Last Friday afternoon, as half of Mercy Corps' Healthy Start team were preparing for the weekend, we were suddenly pulled into a rush meeting at the round table we share.
Indonesia: Ask me, and I will follow you down September 4, 2009
How do you recognize a midwife who's already trained to be a breastfeeding counselor? And who do you ask about breastfeeding if you go to puskesmas, local health facilities around Indonesia?
Indonesia: Ibu Durti...please don't run away! September 2, 2009
Indonesia: A dedication to her profession August 24, 2009
Ibu Lilis Ratnasari, a private midwife, received a 40-hour training in lactation counseling through the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF about a year ago.