Health

21,000 children are dying every day
1,000 children under the age of five are dying every day from treatable diseases.
1.7 million
are dying every year becuase of poor sanitation and hygiene.
3,650,352 Benficiaries
UMR sent 25 medical containers to vulnerable, displaced, and refugee populations.

UMR’s approach in Health is based on three principles: (a) disease prevention, (b) overcoming barriers to access, and (c) rapid but sustainable interventions.

Prevention: Treatment of preventable disease is one of the most effective ways to lift people out of poverty, especially for chronically or temporarily vulnerable communities like disaster survivors or refugees living in makeshift environments. With modest but well-targeted interventions, they regain their independence and confidence to approach economic opportunities and education.

Barriers to Accessibility: Vulnerable communities have more logistical, political, and geographic barriers to access healthcare. UMR efforts overcome such barriers through solid coordination and partnerships in the field.

Rapid but Sustainable Interventions: Global emergencies are becoming the new normal. UMR participates in and conducts rapid needs assessments to avoid surprises and duplication of efforts, and to minimize bottlenecks and time-to-beneficiary.

UMR’s Health Program delivers: emergency medical shipments for vulnerable, displaced, and refugee populations; surgical treatment of preventable disease like cataract and low vision; as well as rapid needs assessment of epidemic outbreaks with effective technical and community coordination in the field to stop the spread of the epidemic.

Latest related Projects

Stay informed.
Get the latest news from UMR.

*Unsubscribe anytime. We hate spam as much as you do.

Scroll to Top