Global Communities' work in health focuses on increasing vulnerable households’ access to health and social services. We work in partnerships to strengthen local structures, institutions and communities to better provide care and both treat and prevent illness. Global Communities has developed an integrated approach to health, drawing upon our existing organizational strengths from community mobilization and behavior change communication to economic and infrastructure development.
We focus on:
Building the capacity of community-based organizations that provide health services to vulnerable households.
Promoting effective HIV prevention interventions and increasing access to care, treatment and support services for people affected and impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Promoting better hygiene practices and increasing access to clean water and improved sanitation options.
Preventing gender-based violence through community mobilization and training of key service providers.
Promoting sustainable, livelihood-based approaches that help vulnerable people to work their way out of poverty and provide for their health and social needs.
Global Communities' health programs take place in, for example, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Honduras, Rwanda and Colombia.