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Health & Nutrition

Did you know? Cambodia has one of the highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world.

Samaritan’s Purse builds health clinics and provides health education and a range of targeted health services for women, children and families. The health issues of people in poverty are many and women and children are especially vulnerable. By providing the right programs and facilities, we are improving the quality of life and well-being of whole communities.

When we equip local communities with the right health programs and facilities, change happens.

What We Provide

Prenatal & Maternity Care

Our programs that support prenatal and maternity care seek to reduce mortality rates of women and children. This is achieved by improving basic health services, training and mobilising local health workers, educating pregnant and lactating women on child feeding and nutrition and training midwives.

Samaritan’s Purse also builds maternity wards to give women in poor communities a safe place to give birth and mothers and babies can be saved from unnecessary death in childbirth.

Medical Equipment & Supplies

We help prevent suffering and death from easily preventable diseases by providing medicine, medical equipment, supplies, training and support for community healthcare workers in rural communities that have limited access to health care.

Feeding Programs and Nutrition

Through local partners and authorities, Samaritan’s Purse provides nutritious food for severely malnourished children. These children are often in such desperate need that the meals literally save their lives.

Our local partners in the community, train parents in proper child feeding practice, how to cook nutritious meals and how to treat diarrhea in children. Iron tablets are supplied to malnourished mothers and herb and vegetable gardens are set up in the village, providing a greater range of food available to local families and the opportunity to learn new skills.

Get Involved

Medical Disaster Assistance Response Team

The days after an international disaster are desperate times for those who are wounded, wet, cold, hungry, or thirsty. The Samaritan’s Purse medical Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) works to save lives and relieve suffering by responding immediately to the most urgent needs. We specialise in providing water, food, shelter, and medical care, and we do it all in the Name of Jesus Christ. Find out more and how to apply here.

World Medical Mission

Established in 1977, World Medical Mission was developed to assist general surgeons who wanted to volunteer for short-term mission trips. Today, hundreds of volunteer Christian physicians, dentists, and other medical personnel work in mission hospitals and clinics around the world. We also staff a biomedical department and warehouse that provides critically needed equipment and supplies to these medical facilities. Find out more and donate here.