Change begins with her
Healthy, educated, and empowered women are better able to raise healthy, educated, and confident daughters and sons. By empowering women to overcome the effects of poverty and poor health, they can and will live full and productive lives – and so will their children, families, and communities.
Women and children are among the most vulnerable populations in the world, suffering the most from illness, poverty, and disparity. Despite important roles within their communities, too many women and children lack access to quality health care, compounding many other threats to their ongoing health and well-being.
We know that improved health means improved lives. We believe that hope has the power to inspire women as they struggle to overcome obstacles and change the lives of their children for the better.
The opportunity to access health services, dependable health infrastructure, and medicines can turn hope into reality.
A woman holds her family together and strengthens her community. Mothers and grandmothers are the center of families, playing an essential role in creating and sustaining healthy households. In their universal role as caregivers, women are invested in the broader community, taking responsibility for caring for the sick, the elderly, and orphans. Women are also responsible for raising children with healthy habits, a positive outlook, and strong values to ensure they grow up well.
We invest in women because they invest in others. Research shows that investing in women’s and children’s health saves millions of lives and yields significant returns, potentially up to nine times the value of the initial economic investment.