Category Health

Global and public health play a major role within sustainable international development. Issues like preventable diseases, HIV/AIDS, maternal/child health, infectious diseases, health access, and nutrition/food security are examples of what professionals in the field are working on to increase livelihoods and promote health. Programs in health development focus on promoting better health practices, building capacity of health systems in developing countries, strengthening access to health services, and preventing common and curable diseases. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have made a significant contribution to improving global health, e.g. in the fight against diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. For example, the number of malaria deaths has fallen by 60% since 2000. However, results have failed to meet expectations in many areas, such as reducing child and maternal mortality. The experience of the MDGs has shown that health problems need to be viewed in context, not in isolation. Education and food security influence the effectiveness of healthcare programs. Goal 3 continues along the same lines as the MDGs, for example with Health 2 10 regard to child and maternal mortality as well as communicable diseases such as AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, while also including provisions on combating non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and preventing traffic accidents and narcotics abuse. All people should have access to good-quality healthcare and medicines, including financial risk protection. Another objective for 2030 is to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive healthcare, including family planning, information and education. Glance at our activities

Israeli Medicine on the Equator

“Israeli Medicine on the Equator” in Uganda has been conducted by Brit Olam and its partners since 2005.  The project is based on medical teams volunteering for a period of several months. Most teams include two doctors or a doctor…

Missions in Tanzania

  Between 2006-2008, Brit Olam sent volunteers in the areas of medicine, rehabilitation, and education to Minjingu and successfully oversaw the establishment and operation of a local Community Center. In addition, Brit Olam sent disabled children to surgeries and medical treatment in Israel and…