About Together for Global Health
Approximately 303,000 women per year, one woman every two minutes, die around the world as a result of complications during pregnancy and childbirth. 98% of these deaths are preventable.
An additional 2.7 million newborns die within the first month of life of causes that are also largely preventable. The reason is a lack of access to quality care that is skilled, culturally appropriate, affordable, and infused with kindness and love. Women too often travel far distances and risk their lives to receive care from practitioners that do not speak their language or respect their traditions, lack basic supplies, and/or deliver in overcrowded conditions where they do not receive loving attention.
3.1 billion people around the world struggle with malnourishment, due to lack of education on nutritious diets and lack of access to affordable food.
At the same time, small grassroots organizations around the world are currently providing trained, loving, respectful care in partnership with communities that respect their unique needs and cultural wisdom, and are often led by local women.
These community-based organizations have demonstrated their effectiveness at developing and running global health programs using compassionate, culturally appropriate models of skilled care. They need resources and support to scale their work to provide more communities with life-saving services so that eventually all preventable deaths and disabilities will be eliminated. Their communities will have thriving, healthy men, women, and children who actively contribute to local wellbeing.
Together for Global Health is a global coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to promoting sustainable health care and wellness in low resource communities to ensure the people we serve can receive care regardless of ability to pay
Together for Global Health is a global coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to promoting sustainable health care and wellness in low resource communities to ensure the people we serve can receive care regardless of ability to pay.
We are committed to nurturing programs that provide access to quality health education and healthcare services marked by compassion. The grassroots programs work in partnership with local communities, are responsive to their needs, and trust in their wisdom.
The Coalition we convene is designed to amplify the individual and collective impact of community-based partners through information and resource sharing, joint advocacy and resource mobilization, and direct capacity-building support to help ensure sustainability. Our goal is to support and grow the cadre of these organizations, to eventually saturate the globe with models of compassionate care that eliminate preventable deaths and provide access to care to everyone everywhere.
"The fact that a consortium like this exists is a reminder that we are not alone. It's nice knowing that we are all in the same boat."
-Dr. Risa Gold, Miracle of Help