Ending needless deaths starts with training health workers
Did you know...
- If you live in a crisis country you're 13 times more likely to die from malaria than elsewhere in the developing world.
- More than a third of mothers who die in childbirth live in a country that's either mired in, or emerging from, conflict.
- Half of all children who die before their fifth birthday are born in countries suffering chronic poverty.
Almost all these lives could be saved, if only people had access to a health worker. That's why we're demanding urgent, long term investment in health workers in crisis countries. World leaders must recognise that unless they direct health funding towards health workers in these countries global targets will never be met. And thousands of people will continue to die needlessly.
We're demanding change. Please join us.
Join our call for change by raising your hand for a health worker today ‐ simply fill in the sign up box at the top of this page.
Meet the health workers
Latest newsTuesday 11 October 2011
Back in July, we launched a petition in the run up to Peace Day supporting health workers caught up in conflict. Thanks to all of you, our fantastic supporters, we gathered over 1,000 signatures! A real achievement.
Featured health worker
From Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The
"We want to do good work but we lack beds and need to keep a lot of sick people in one area. We lack fair wages and medical supplies, particularly items specific to emergency treatment. A bicycle would make a lot of difference to us here, our humanitarian work needs a transport system - would could do more education work in remote places and reach patents more quickly. "
Latest hand raise
maria santos raised a hand for health worker Justine Kamango Tizemiungis
"being a nurse and woman, this is a small gesture to show my support and appreciation for people as Justine"