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Every day, about 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

A Nepali woman lies on her back in a grassy field. A baby is sitting on her chest and they are holding hands.
CARE / Toby Madden

Our 2030 Goal: 50 million people globally increase the fulfillment of their right to health, and 30 million women their right to sexual and reproductive health.

The story of global health in the last decades is the story of staggering inequality.

In poor countries, 20 in 1,000 (or 1 in 49) women will die from a maternal cause. In Sierra Leone, 1 in 17 women will die while giving birth.

In general, global health problems include issues of inequality in wealth, access, and infrastructure. We know how to solve these problems but have not yet fully gotten those solutions to the poorest and most vulnerable people. CARE, through the Right to Health strategy, aims to bring these solutions to the most vulnerable people in the world with the goal of supporting 50 million people to achieve their right to health. This includes 30 million women and girls’ sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) by 2030.

We will accomplish this by:

  • Strengthening local health systems and community-based organizations
  • Supporting marginalized population groups, especially adolescents, to exercise their right to health
  • Increasing access to quality health services, including sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and rights services, in humanitarian and fragile settings
  • Preparing and responding to public health emergency preparedness by leveraging our long-term relationships with governments, frontline health workers, and communities

of girls in poor countries are married before they're 18

of girls in poor countries are married before they're 18

1 in 3 women around the world experiences gender-based violence

She Heals the World: A New CARE Initiative

CARE is proud to launch She Heals the World, a six-year initiative aimed at addressing the challenges Frontline Community Health Workers face delivering health care in their communities and elevating women’s voices in health leadership to strengthen health systems globally.

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