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Healthy communities lead to healthier economies

Healthy communities lead to healthier economies

Families in poor and rural communities often don’t have clean water, basic toilets or essential medicines and healthcare. Even those in formal employment can struggle to access quality healthcare, make risky decisions based on misinformation or lack the freedom to make their own decisions about their health. These can negatively impact school attendance, worker performance and families’ ability to lift themselves out of poverty.

Supporting women and families to make informed decisions about their health and nutrition can have impacts far beyond their home. When women and their partners have access to clean water, family planning information and services, adequate nutrition, and quality healthcare, everyone benefits. Maternal mortality rates drop, children are healthier and incomes rise.

CARE’s extensive experience ensuring access to quality health information and services has helped women around the globe lead happier, healthier lives.

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What can CARE offer?

Our experience includes:

  • Community-based health education to improve health practices.
  • Innovative engagement tools such as video dramas and apps to improve health understanding and increase demand for key services.
  • Coaching and support to improve health services quality and strengthen health systems.
  • Capacity building and feedback systems to improve workplace infirmary services.
  • Initiatives to address barriers to accessing health services for groups such as ethnic minorities.
©Erika Piñeros/CARE

What role can industry play in promoting improved health?


Providing opportunities for improved health understanding.


Overcoming barriers to accessing quality health services.


Investing in skills development opportunities for frontline health workers.

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