Organizations Dedicated to Improving Health
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25 Organizations Dedicated to Improving Health

Health is very closely related to the wellbeing and happiness of people, and is greatly affected by factors such as changes in global and regional climate, water resource quality, food growing capacity, ecosystem health, and access to health care. The situation in poor countries can be particularly acute. But the wellbeing of inhabitants in better developed countries also proves to be vulnerable.

Underdeveloped health can be a barrier for proper development in a country. It denies children to profit from education, denies mothers a safe pregnancy and decreases life expectancy. Listed below are twenty-five admirable compassionate organizations dedicated to helping people in need for better healthcare. The list is not exhaustive. But, to a large extent, underlines how much help is needed all over the globe. Fortunately, many organizations are dedicated to improving the vulnerable health situation which many people are facing every single day. We are putting a great emphasis on the fact that this list is incomplete. Please note that we recognize the importance of the work done by any other organization that is not mentioned herein. Should you have in mind a faith-based organization that should be added to this list, please let us know via Twitter.

  1. Canadian Diabetes Association
    They lead the fight against diabetes by helping those affected by diabetes live healthy lives, preventing the onset and consequences of diabetes, and discovering a cure.
  2. World Bank
    The World Bank Group has two ambitious goals: end extreme poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity.
  3. Alzheimer Society
    They believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins and are here for anyone affected by dementia. Dedicated to doing everything they can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.
  4. Oxfam International
    An international confederation of 18 organizations working together with partners and local communities in more than 90 countries. They work to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive and save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes.
  5. Water Ambassadors Canada
    The mission at Water Ambassadors Canada (WAC) is to respond to the global need for clean water and reach the desperately poor people in developing countries in the name of Jesus Christ.
  6. Project HOPE
    Project HOPE delivers essential medicines and supplies, health expertise and medical training to respond to disaster, prevent disease, promote wellness and save lives around the globe.
  7. Canadian Association of Midwives
    The national organization representing midwives and the profession of midwifery in Canada.
  8. Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres)
    Their goal is to help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care.
  9. The Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH)
    They bring the Canadian global health community together to better achieve a shared goal of improving health worldwide.
  10. Save the Children
    Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, they give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
  11. Medical Teams International
    They medical and dental care, humanitarian aid, and holistic development programs to all people in need, regardless of religion, nationality, sex, or race.
  12. Humanitarian Coalition
    The Humanitarian Coalition strives to maximize Canadian fundraising efforts in support of members’ assistance programs for the survivors of international humanitarian disasters.  By working together, the members seek to increase the awareness of needs, reduce the duplication of costs and take the guesswork out of giving for Canadians.
  13. The Global Fund
    The Global Fund is a 21st-century partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.
  14. Care International
    They’re a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to saving lives and ending poverty.
  15. Fig Tree Foundation
    In 2006, the Fig Tree Foundation obtained its status as a charitable foundation and has since then, thanks to countless hours of volunteer support, built an organization that has been focused on improving the quality of international development initiatives that come out of the Calgary community while supporting a network of organizations that deliver them.
  16. World Health Organization
    Their goal is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people.
  17. Energy For All
    An Alberta based non-profit dedicated to alleviating poverty by increasing people’s access to clean water, renewable energy and improved wastewater infrastructure.
  18. Stephen Lewis Foundation
    The Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) works with community-level organizations which are turning the tide of HIV & AIDS in Africa by providing care and support to women, orphaned children, grandmothers and people living with HIV & AIDS.
  19. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives.
  20. Charity Science Health
    After 6 months and thousands of hours looking through the literature on the most cost-effective and evidence-based global poverty interventions, their team is starting a charity that uses phones to remind people of their upcoming vaccination deadlines.
  21. UN Aids
    An innovative partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
  22. CRDF Global
    From health and the economy to security and culture, science is intricately connected to how we experience the world. CRDF helps scientists and innovators address complex, multi-disciplinary challenges.
  23. Mercy Ships
    Mercy Ships, a global charity, has operated a fleet of hospital ships in developing nations since 1978. Bringing hope and healing to the world’s forgotten poor.
  24. UNICEF
    From distributing lifesaving aid to children in the aftermath of World War II to fighting Ebola, UNICEF has been serving children for almost 70 years.
  25. ONE
    ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than seven million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.