Across the globe many rural citizens reside in communities not served by a local health agency. Financial and geographic limitations typically restrict these people from travelling outside their area to access health services. People living in these communities are more likely to engage to experience higher rates of chronic conditions and activity limitations than city dwellers. Primary care is a vital service needed in rural communities. These communities, in turn, help support the economic growth of their countries.
Help us meet the needs of rural communities in developing countries.
Immediate to short-term medical response represents one of the greatest challenges to a communities in disaster situations. Rescuers and field medical personnel must often provide care to large numbers of casualties in a setting of limited resources, damaged infrastructure, inadequate communication and great personal risk
According to the World Health Organization, a field hospital responding to disaster needs to be operational within 24 hours of the event, have sufficient services to meet medical needs, and offer technology that can be operated by national health personnel.
Help us provide inexpensive disaster response solutions to those who need it most.
Adults in rural areas are less likely to be tested for chronic conditions and this can result in unreported diseases spreading across the population without it being reported to authorities. These are typically emerging zoonotic diseases (diseases transferred from animals to humans). Examples include ebola, swine flu, bird flu, salmonella etc. These diseases are often only noticed once they reach a large population center, causing further infections and deaths.
Help us stop the spread of emerging diseases by being on the front-line of rural healthcare and health reporting.