Mercy Corps addresses all health issues with the same basic, effective, and outcome-oriented approaches. In all our work we involve a full range of players, including households, communities, health care facilities and local government, because the greater the participation the greater the success. We prioritize basic interventions that are cost-effective and that sustain after Mercy Corps leaves, so our work lives on long after we have left. Through use of a participatory model, the people we serve become co-implementers of projects, because we believe as stakeholders they have a fundamental right to involvement. Lastly, wherever possible, we integrate health programming into programming addressing other vital issues, forming symbiotic relationships between health and microfinance initiatives, for example, wherein multiple goals are forwarded within a single programming effort.
Mercy Corps believes that partnership is critical to achieving deep impact, sustainability, and amplifying reach. We collaborate with a diverse range of partner agencies and institutions at all levels of the public, private and civil society sectors to address the global challenges that drive our work. See the list to the right for a few of our current international partners.
AttachmentsSector Approach: Public Health and Nutrition
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2012 Roadmap to End Global Hunger July 24, 2012
Hunger and malnutrition are the number one risks to health worldwide: almost one billion people go to bed hungry each night and malnutrition contributes to one-third of all child deaths.
China: Private-Public Innovation for Girls March 30, 2009
China’s 106 million ethnic minorities disproportionately suffer the effects of migration, drug use and HIV/AIDS. Minority girls are particularly vulnerable to HIV:
Zimbabwe: Supporting Local Solutions March 27, 2009
Honduras: HIV/AIDS and Microcredit March 27, 2009
Liberia: Commitment to Practice November 1, 2007