Health

Child Survival in South Sudan: Martha’s Choice

Grappling with his breath on the hospital bed the tiny baby, one month old, is very sick. This is his second day at the Mankein Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) and Martha, his mother, is worried about the children she has left at home.

What Happens When You Mix Clean Water, Soap and Students?

School attendance goes up, students get healthier and governments pay attention

CARE Knows How to Make Fog Drinkable

High in the Ecuadorian cloud forest, CARE implemented a program to help families harvest water from the air for drinking and washing.

CARE Knows How to Convince Mothers-to-be in Peru to Seek Out Clinics with Pink Sheets

An intercultural approach to fighting poverty is complex. When dealing with indigenous people, it often goes beyond language to include a respect for local customs and traditions.

CARE Knows How to Light the Night in Places Without Access to Electricity

Solar lamps are a simple, fundamental intervention that can improve the lives of the rural poor in Rwanda.

Having no electricity, families traditionally rely on kerosene or battery power to light their homes at night.

Hope Springs for Fatuma

It takes a lot of strength to carry 55 pounds of water for more than four hours across eastern Ethiopia’s arid highlands. It also takes particular strength to change the circumstances that force women to shoulder that burden.

Fatuma Muhammed is strong in both these ways, and more.

CARE Knows How to Prevent Gender-based Violence with Beads

The “bead game” was designed to address some of the pressure women in certain cultures feel to give birth to boy children, and reduce the stigma placed upon women who give birth to girls.

CARE Knows How to Prevent Malaria With Goat Poop

In the village of Haji Pur of Rajanpur, Punjab, Pakistan, there is no hospital or medical facility. In order to receive medical treatment, village residents must travel many miles to the nearest city -- an expensive trip most cannot afford. 

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