Building back better
Americares saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential.
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.
A Personal Perspective
Read the latest blog post from Michael J. Nyenhuis, President & CEO for a unique view of our work.
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season produced Harvey, Irma, and Maria, leaving death and destruction on an epic scale. Americares responded to all three.
Americares deployed a team to assist families displaced by volcanic activity on Mount Mayon in the Philippines.
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Our donors and partners help our health programs, medicines and supplies reach our neighbers in need in more than 90 countries and all 50 states in the U.S. each year. Read and share the stories.
We are providing treatment for tens of thousands suffering from malnutrition and the world’s worst cholera outbreak. Photo by REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah.
"I think maternal mortality is everybody’s business,” explained Magdalene, when discussing who should be targeted in community education efforts in her home county of Grand Bassa, Liberia.
Our commitment to thriving local health centers is building back stronger and providing staff with support to help them serve more people with quality health care in their community.
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.
Since our founding in 1979, Americares has delivered more than $15 billion in quality medical aid and innovative health programs to 164 countries, including the U.S.