Global Health

Global Health

“I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.” Jeremiah 33:6b

Special Calendar Dates

2021 Global Health Week – August 23-27

An illness is one of the greatest threats to families with limited income. Whether it is a devastating diagnosis of cancer or something as common as a broken bone or infected scrape, medical problems are a misfortune that few families in developing countries can afford. Sickness not only means expensive medications and doctor’s bills, but also a loss of wages. This can cause the failure of a small family business, an inability to harvest crops, or the necessity of taking a child out of school.

Many times, an illness is caused by inadequate sanitation or polluted water. Over 1 billion people in the world lack sustainable access to fresh water and 2.5 billion do not have adequate sanitation. Access to adequate sanitation is more than a basic development issue. It is a human rights issue and a global health issue. Safe, secure and private sanitation is fundamental to ending violence against women and girls.

Resources on Global Health

EPES celebrates its 40th Anniversary between Memory and Thanksgiving

Fundación EPES (Educación Popular en Salud), one of our Partners in Chile, celebrated its 40th…

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Sabeel Wave of Prayer: Week of March 28, 2022

While Christians continue to observe Lent, Muslims will begin fasting for Ramadan next week. Local…

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Multicolored Heart

Lydia Yang serves with the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK). It’s one…

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