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
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.
Guatemala: Mapping Out a Healthier Future
Rosmina is keeping tabs on the women of Cucanha, Guatemala. She knows who's pregnant, how far along they are and many other details about their lives. Are these things really her business? Yes - exactly.
Guatemala: A Volunteering Spirit
Three-year-old Maynor sits in his mother's lap, barely conscious. He is pallid, exhausted and falling limp in his mother's arms.
Guatemala: Reaching Out to Mothers in Guatemala
Guatemala's wild, verdant Polochic Valley feels like a secret. It's a narrow, winding seam in the country's colorful fabric. As the Polochic River rushes toward the Caribbean, past indigenous Q'eqchi and Poqomchi villages, it seems to be the only thing in a hurry to reach its future.
Honduras: Filling the Information Gap in Honduras
The Lindo family did not know why their 3-year-old daughter Teresa couldn't seem to shake a long-running illness. It seemed to have no cure.
India: CHAI Program in India Launches New Initiatives
A partnership between Portland-based Tazo Tea, Mercy Corps and local implementing partner DEG is improving health care and agriculture in India's impoverished Darjeeling region.
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