Pure Water For the People
Over 10 percent of the population still relies on untreated surface water in 22 countries. At least 10 percent of the world’s population is thought to consume food irrigated by wastewater. 2.3 billion people still do not have basic sanitation facilities such as toilets or latrines. Of these, 892 million still defecate in the open, for example in street gutters, behind bushes or into open bodies of water. The countries where open defection is most widespread have the highest number of deaths of children aged under 5 years as well as the highest levels of malnutrition and poverty, and big disparities of wealth. 2Almost 60 percent of deaths due to diarrhea worldwide are attributable to unsafe drinking water and poor hygiene and sanitation. Hand washing with soap alone can cut the risk of diarrhea by at least 40 percent. Diarrhea caused by poor sanitation and unsafe water kills 315,000 children every year. Greer foundation seeks to improve this by working with the community around the globe.
Pure Education For Every Children
Free education is fundamental in guaranteeing everyone has access to education. However, in many developing countries, families often cannot afford to send their children to school, leaving millions of children of school age deprived of education. Despite international obligations, some states keep on imposing fees to access primary education. In addition, there are often indirect costs associated with education, such as for schoolbooks, uniform or travel, that prevent children from low-income families accessing school. This is why we as Gf come in to ensure that every child access quality education.
Healthy Food For the People
Poverty, food insecurity, and poor nutrition and health are among the most pernicious problems eroding people’s quality of life and limiting their economic productivity. These are the problems that Greer Foundation, aims to understand and overcome. Gf research provides evidence on strategies to increase the incomes of poor people in developing countries, improve their livelihoods, and promote their ability to acquire skills and knowledge, access healthy diets, and live healthy and well-nourished lives. To accomplish this, Gf researchers examine the causes of poverty, food insecurity, and malnutrition and identify effective policies and programs for addressing them, including programs in agriculture, health, education, and social protection. Issues of gender are central to this research, and several projects identify innovative ways of empowering women to maximize the impacts of such programs. The Gf activities focus on Africa and South Asia, with a continuing presence in Latin America.
Medical Facilities for People
Access to comprehensive, quality health care services is important for promoting and maintaining health, preventing and managing disease, reducing unnecessary disability and premature death, and achieving health equity for all Americans. This topic area focuses on 3 components of access to care: insurance coverage, health services, and timeliness of care. When considering access to health care, it is important to also include oral health care and obtaining necessary prescription drugs. Why Is Access to Health Services Important? Access to health services means "the timely use of personal health services to achieve the best health outcomes. It requires 3 distinct steps: Gaining entry into the health care system (usually through insurance coverage) Accessing a location where needed health care services are provided (geographic availability) Finding a health care provider whom the patient trusts and can communicate with (personal relationship) The main Goal Improve access to comprehensive, quality health care services