The Economic Impact of Poor Health
'For poor people especially, health is also a crucially important economic asset. Their livelihoods depend on it. When poor people become ill or injured, the entire household can become trapped in a downward spiral of lost income and high health-care costs.' — World Health Organization
Lack of Quality Health Services
Limited Awareness & Knowledge
Access to, and use of, Toilets
Poor Maternal & Child Health
Prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases
High Tobacco Use
Local Superstitions and Beliefs
We build healthy communities to enable people to lead more fruitful, productive lives.
ACF bridges the gap between rural communities and primary healthcare — helping to provide access and create awareness so people increase their health seeking behaviour and seek healthcare services out.
To achieve this we train and work with local women, called Sakhis, to deliver a variety of preventive and promotive health services in communities, and to facilitate the access to curative services.