Top 10 organizations that defend the Right to Health

In the modern world, having access to healthcare is both a fundamental human right and a basic human necessity.

In the modern world, having access to healthcare is both a fundamental human right and a basic human necessity.

In the modern world, having access to healthcare is both a fundamental human right and a basic human necessity. However, due to several obstacles, such as poverty, prejudice, and subpar healthcare systems, millions of people worldwide continue to lack access to quality healthcare services. 

Thankfully, there are groups committed to protecting the right to health and making sure that everyone has access to high-quality medical treatment. The top 10 organizations fighting for everyone’s right to health care will be discussed in this article.

1. World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) was founded in 1948 with the goals of protecting global health, providing aid to the underprivileged, and promoting health. “Ensuring that a billion more people have universal health coverage, protecting a billion more from health emergencies, and providing a further billion with better health and well-being” is the organization’s stated mission.

With offices in more than 150 nations, the WHO collaborates with governments and other partners to guarantee that everyone on the planet has access to the best possible healthcare. The organization’s main goals are to provide access to high-quality primary healthcare services, strive toward sustainable finance and financial security, increase accessibility to necessary medications and medical supplies, and provide training for healthcare professionals.

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2. Water School

An organization called Water School is committed to providing clean water and better health to Africans. The group presently works in Kenya and Uganda, where it integrates sanitation and hygiene education with sustainable water treatment technology known as Solar Disinfection (SODIS) to empower communities. The organization operates under the tenet that health and education go hand in hand.

It collaborates with community leaders and grassroots groups to raise standards for sanitation and hygiene as well as water quality. To implement its initiatives in the local communities, it also makes use of the services of health officers and health clinics. It collaborates with Africa Water Solutions, which assists project recipients in turning into program ambassadors by educating their friends and family and disseminating the word about the importance of clean water and health.

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3. The Global Health Council

With more than 100,000 members and chapters in more than 150 countries, the Global Health Council is one of the biggest membership-based global health advocacy organizations in the world. The group pushes for US Congress legislation and increased awareness of global health issues. The organization’s main goal is to stop children and adults from dying young all around the world.

It fosters and catalyzes an inclusive community of varied organizations and individuals by providing a forum for common views on global cross-cutting health challenges. The group also demands action that will affect both the local and global community and questions the current state of health policy. Not to mention, it encourages teamwork and is dedicated to advancing global health and human development.

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4. Village Reach

Since its founding in 2000, The Village Reach has collaborated with governments, corporations, and other groups to improve healthcare access in developing nations. Its goals include bolstering rural communities’ local infrastructure and streamlining the delivery of medical supplies. The organization has offices across the world, including in Malawi, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its headquarters are in Seattle, Washington, in the United States.

To provide individuals with access to the necessary therapy, the organization strives to increase the ability of healthcare professionals to provide high-quality care as well as the availability of medications and vaccinations. As informed decisions result in better health, it also aims to integrate data-driven decision-making at all levels of the health system.

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5. Fistula Foundation

An organization called the Fistula Foundation treats obstetric fistulas in underdeveloped nations. These lesions, which frequently result from labor being blocked during childbirth and leave women incontinent, devastate their lives and push them to the outside of society. Because of the stench, their husbands and communities frequently desert them. Obstetric fistulas are frequently caused by women giving birth at home without the assistance of a medical practitioner.

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6. International Child Care

An organization dedicated to Christian health development, International Child Care (ICC) has been working to end poverty that affects people’s health and well-being in Haiti since 1967 and the Dominican Republic since 1988. “Health and wholeness for children and families in empowered communities” is the mission statement of ICC.

Three objectives are the focus of the ICC. First, via immunization, oral rehydration, vitamin A distribution, prenatal care, clean water initiatives, and health career training, it aims to prevent disease in children and their families. 

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7. SIGN Fracture Care International

With the goal of “giving the injured poor access to fracture surgery by donating orthopedic education and implant systems in developing countries,” SIGN Fracture Care International (SIGN) is an international organization. The organization trains and equips local surgeons to treat trauma patients with orthopedic conditions. To treat patients in hospitals with limited resources, the group creates cutting-edge implant systems.

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One of the biggest UN organizations devoted to aiding underprivileged children is UNICEF. It seeks to support children’s survival and well-being globally. Among its various initiatives, UNICEF carries out healthcare projects that are primarily concerned with improving the health and well-being of children and adolescents, bolstering health systems, and providing treatment in humanitarian and emergency situations.

UNICEF conducts vaccination campaigns to stop the deaths of expectant mothers, newborns, and children. It also offers treatment services to stop malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea, and other illnesses that harm kids. It aids nations in the fight against non-communicable illnesses and helps kids and teenagers lay a strong foundation for adulthood.

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9. Partners in Health

A multinational organization called Partners in Health provides medical care to individuals in underdeveloped nations in their homes and communities. The organization’s goal is to “offer the poor a preferential option in health care.” Since Partners in Health is founded on solidarity rather than charity, its aim is fundamentally both moral and medical.

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10. Shot@Life

An initiative called Shot@Life works to guarantee that children everywhere have access to immunizations that can save lives. To protect less privileged children from illnesses that may be prevented, the group offers immunizations.

The group uses advocacy strategies to increase public awareness among the general public, corporations, and other civil society groups nationwide. To date, more than 350,000 supporters and 2,000 grassroots advocates work to reduce child fatalities that may be prevented by vaccination and provide every kid, regardless of where they live, with a chance at life.

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Wrighter covers news across the global on Human Rights, Migrants Rights, and Labor Rights. Wrighter has vast experience in writing and is a doctor by profession.

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