Knowledge is power. When people know how to take action to improve their health, they can make positive changes that benefit the whole family.
There are lots of low-cost (or no-cost) steps to improving health, for example, putting a handful of green leafy vegetables into a rice dish to provide vitamin A, or washing hands before preparing food or after using the toilet.
IMPACT reached almost half a million people with health education in 2018.
IMPACT Mothers’ Clubs continue to be a success story, empowering women with the skills, knowledge and confidence to improve family health.
As one member described, ‘The power of health is now in my hands’. The Mothers’ Club model, which has proved so successful in Bangladesh, Cambodia and Nepal, has now been successfully replicated in Kenya.
We are proud to have increased the number of health professionals and community volunteers trained to fill skills gaps.
From specialist medical staff to rural health workers, local people are supported to deliver medical care in so many ways, including supporting national immunisation campaigns.
The IMPACT programme is also fortunate to benefit from the time and experience of volunteer surgeons from many parts of the world who visit our projects to undertake operations and enhance the training of local surgeons.
This strategy builds skills and knowledge which remain in the country to be used for the on-going benefit of the poorest people.