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Health & Nutrition
Vaccines can prevent nearly 20 percent of all deaths of children under five.

Tackling the world’s deadliest preventable health problems

Malaria. Pneumonia. Diarrhoea. Malnutrition. Measles. Complications from childbirth. These are some of the worst killers on earth.

But they shouldn’t be.

With proper health care and nutrition, they can be treated. With sufficient resources, they can often be prevented.

So why isn’t more being done? Why do millions of children still die from preventable diseases before their fifth birthday?  

Take heart: Progress is being made. Since the U.N. Millennium Development Goals were released in 1990, child mortality has dropped by 35 percent worldwide. We have made great strides, but much more needs to be done.   

For more than two decades, Medair’s teams of doctors and health professionals have been actively involved in the global effort to reduce child mortality—and to provide health care and nutrition services to families in remote and devastated communities.

How Medair makes a difference:

  • We respond quickly to emergencies like disease outbreaks and malnutrition.
  • We support year-round health clinics so that families have regular access to primary health care and integrated nutrition services.
  • We provide preventative health care, which includes vaccinating children and pregnant women against common diseases, and promoting good health and hygiene practices.
  • We strengthen local health systems and build the capacity and quality of local health workers with training and supervision so that communities will receive improved health care in the future, long after we leave.

Medair brings health and nutrition services to children and their families in vulnerable communities around the world. With your support, we make it happen. Join us today. There are so many ways you can get involved.

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The world’s devastated and remote places

The world’s devastated and remote places

We bring relief to neglected communities affected by natural disaster, conflict, and other crises.