Qatar Charity

Health and Nutrition

More than 1 billion people do not have access to quality health services.

Challenges

Every day, 15,000 children under the age of 5 die from preventable and treatable diseases.Child mortality is only one of the many challenges faced by fragile communities in public health; Today, healthcare is all too often inaccessible because of poverty, marginalization, lack of primary healthcare facilities in addition to the frequent spread of infectious, endemic, and chronic diseases in underdeveloped regions.

Qatar Charity works with local communities and international partners to tackle the root causes of poor health, and to bring basic health services closer to those who need them most.


Qatar Charity's approach

to the global health challenges

Our objectives

• Contributing to raising the coverage rate of primary health care services.
• Contributing to reducing the global maternal mortality rate.
• Reducing premature deaths from non-communicable diseases, especially cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and respiratory diseases.
• Contributing to reducing avoidable cases of vision impairment.
• Contributing to reducing the mortality rate among children under five years of age caused by acute and chronic malnutrition.
• Reducing the morbidity and mortality rate resulting from neglected tropical diseases and other endemic diseases, especially malaria and dengue fever.
• Improving the standards and quality of healthcare services
• Strengthening and expanding the medical capacity in underdeveloped and rural regions

Areas of Intervention

• Building health facilities according to the needs and health maps in the target countries

• Establishing emergency obstetric services centers, especially in African and Asian countries.

• Implementation of medical campaigns targeting non-communicable diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases

• Implementation of medical and surgical camps dedicated to eye diseases.

• Implementing nutrition programs and activities

• Implementation of mobile medical clinics

• Improving hygiene and sanitation facilities and providing medical supplies, medicines and vaccines

How

we change lives

Fighting blindness in Bangladesh.

In October 2015, Qatar Charity launched a fundraising campaign to support the sight-saving work of Orbis in Bangladesh. There are 7.4 million people in Bangladesh who are blind or visually impaired. Cataract is the most common cause of blindness there and around 5,000 children are diagnosed each year. While cataract is easily treated with surgery, 75%


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