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: Clean Hands, Healthier Kids
Guatemala: Help 300 Women Stay Cancer-Free
Guatemala: Rebuilding Lives While Respecting Cultures
As Guatemalan families return to what's left of their shattered villages, Mercy Corps stands committed to helping them recover from the destruction and despair that Hurricane Stan brought to their country.
Mercy Corps Forms Avian Influenza Task Force
Mercy Corps has created an agency-wide Avian Influenza Task Force (AITF) in response to the growing threat of avian influenza around the world, and especially in developing nations where the agency works.
India: Changing Lives in Kalej Valley
In a remote area of West Bengal on the road to Darjeeling bazaar, down a steep, rocky two-track road, the Kalej Valley tea plantation operates as it has since colonial times.
India: The Village that Works Together
Souden Gaon, India — Today, the Rana household might be the busiest place in the whole Darjeeling district. One of Ratankumar and Vedkumari Rama's daughters is getting married tomorrow.
Q&A: Filling the Gaps
Carlos Cardenas started his medical career in the hospital emergency rooms of his native Peru. What he witnessed there horrified him: young women crowded the wards, sick and dying from misguided, borderline abusive treatments.
Niger: Malnutrition Still Shadows Niger's Children
In the aftermath of devastating drought and a crop-killing locust infestation, Mercy Corps field workers are working to stabilize the fragile health of thousands of Nigerien children.
Indonesia: Hope for Weki and His Peers
One sunny morning inside of an elementary school classroom in West Sumatra's Pariaman district, a few dozen eager-looking students accepted bright yellow cartons handed out to them by their teachers.
India: Healing a Village
Chewribotay, India - When she's with her friends, 20 year-old Pramila Subba is like many other young people her age. She makes breezy conversation, catches up on village gossip and laughs a lot.