With good health
anything is possible.
Americares saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential.
1921 - 2019
We mourn the passing of our co-founder and permanent vice chairman, Alma Jane “Leila” Macauley. “We are incredibly fortunate to have had her guidance and support all these years. It is an immense loss." - Michael J. Nyenhuis, Americares President and CEO.
On May 9th, the 2019 Health at the Center Americares Partner Summit explored resilience—how resilient communities recover from disasters, how resilience is key to mental health and how public health depends on resilient environments. Americares believes heath is fundamental to all aspects of development. With good health, people can attend school, be productive at work, care for their families and contribute to strong and resilient communities.
For people affected by poverty or disaster, health is essential to a better future. With good health, they can attend school, be productive at work, care for their families and contribute to strong communities. Poor health puts all of those opportunities at risk. Health is fundamental to all aspects of development.
Every day, somewhere in the world, our neighbors face hurricanes, floods, disease outbreaks, civil conflict, earthquakes, extreme poverty and other crises. Their need for health care has never been greater. Read the stories of lives saved and communities healed.
Alejandra, who lives with her grandmother and great-grandmother in a one-room house in remote Honduran village, faced a life-threatening health crisis. A local health care advocate and a visiting medical team joined together to heal her with help from Americares.
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Stories of lives saved at Americares four primary care clinics in Colombian towns near the border or where Venezuelans have settled.
Americares is responding to the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. The deadly storm caused massive destruction in the city of Beira in central Mozambique before barreling inland toward Zimbabwe and Malawi. Hundreds are dead in one of the worst weather-related disasters in history for the region.
Since our founding in 1979, Americares has delivered more than $17 billion in quality medical aid and innovative health programs to 164 countries, including the U.S.
Our donors and partners help our health programs, medicines and supplies reach our neighbors in need in more than 90 countries including the United States each year. Read & share the stories.
Puerto Ricans are facing the hard reality of post-disaster life on an island already suffering from a financial crisis. This situation provides fertile ground for mental and psychosocial health issues—especially in our elderly population.
For much of the world, including those in high income countries with little to no health insurance, the struggle to access medicine is all too familiar.
Days after Hurricane Michael tore through Florida, Lauren needed insulin. “I’m completely dependent on it,” she says. But Lauren lost her supply when the storm took out power.
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