WE BELIEVE small actions can drastically improve global helath, build education, make preventative vaccines available, and improve governmental health services 

 

Issues we seek to solve:

Each year, 21.8 million children miss necessary vaccines, leaving them vulnerable to disabilities and death from serious infectious diseases

  • Vaccines prevent more than 2.5 million child deaths a year 
  • One third of the world's population lacks access to essential medicines, and in the poorest parts of Africa and Asia this figure rises to half of the population
  • Although pnemonia is the leading cause of death among children worldwide, one third of the world's countries have not been introduced to pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) because of its high prices
  •  The World Health Organization estimates that 1.7 million annual deaths among children under 5 years of age are due to diseases that could have been prevented by routine vaccination

Since its inception, 78 million people have been impacted by HIV and 35 million have died from AIDS-related illnesses

  • 36.7 million people (including 1.8 million children) are living with HIV globally, however, 40% don't know their status 
  • An estimated 25.5 million people living with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa  
  • The vast majority of those infected with HIV live in low and middle-income countries 
  • In 2015, 77% of all pregnant women living with HIV accessed treatment to prevent HIV transmission to their babies
  • Since 2010, the annual number of new infections among adults (15+) has remained static at 1.9 million

Many developing countries do not have sufficient healthcare infrastructures and therefore are not able to provide basic care to its citizens

  • While European and North American countries have doctors at a ratio of 160 to 560 per 100,000 people, some African countries only have two to sixty doctors for every 100,000 (in Malawi, for example, there is only one doctor for every 50,000 people)
  • War, along with politics and social unrest, in certain regions serves as an often insurmountable hurdle in countries maintaining a constant inventory of equipment, medicines, and other health supplies 
  • 13 low-and middle-income countries do not have at least an average of 1 district hospital per 1 million inhabitants 
  • The World Health Organization estimates one billion people cannot obtain the health services they need, because those services are either inaccessible, unavailable, unaffordable or of poor quality 
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