Providing access to basic healthcare can significantly improve a person’s quality of life and his/her prospects of overcoming poverty. In the poorest parts of the world, where daily activities such as drinking water and giving birth can result in serious illness or death, healthcare is a luxury that most cannot afford. In these same regions, the number of professionally trained healthcare professionals per capita is shockingly low. Thus, even when services are provided free of charge, they are extremely difficult to access.
Restore Hope promotes healthy communities by providing access to information, healthcare services, and professional training:
Community Health Education
Teaching community health education at the grassroots level is a great way to get basic information about health, nutrition, and hygiene into the households we serve. This empowers community members to take steps to prevent illness and hold one another accountable for public health matters such as the spread of disease and public sanitation.
Primary Health and Dental Care
Providing access to basic healthcare services such as prenatal, primary and dental care can be enough to prevent serious consequences from relatively minor health issues such as malaria and gum disease. Opening local clinics, keeping facilities stocked, and providing short-term volunteers are a few of the ways we participate in providing this first line of care.
Working in countries where medical professionals are scarce, we understand the value of investing in the capacity of the people who comprise the healthcare system whether by directly providing training or by providing access to it.