882,173 people have helped raise more than $2,127,711 for 118 projects

Health

Where does this issue fit into the Millennium Goals?

There are three Millennium Goals specifically relating to the topic of health. Health is also an important contributor to several other goals. The significance of the Millennium Development Goals lies in the linkages between them: they are a mutually reinforcing framework to improve overall human development.

  1. Goal 4: Reduce child mortality – This goal is to reduce the 1990 under-five mortality rate by two-thirds.
  2. Goal 5: Improve maternal health – The aim of this goal is to reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio.
  3. Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases – The aim is to halt and then begin to reverse the incidence of HIV/AIDS, malaria and other major diseases by 2015.

How does this issue affect people?

Good health is something that every single human wishes for, regardless of location or circumstances.

It’s not hard to understand how ill-health affects people – a simple dose of the flu can keep us all away from work, family and friends. With access to decent health care in first world nations however, something like flu is usually considered not much more than an inconvenience.

In underdeveloped communities, even simple health issues are amplified due to the lack of local resources to fight disease and lower education levels that would help promote better health practices.

Information on this page was researched and collated with the help of Oxfam Australia, WHO, WHO’s Roll Back Malaria program, the United Nations Website.

“Improvements in health are essential if progress is to be made with the other Millennium Development Goals.”

Dr LEE Jong-wook – Director-General, World Health Organisation

The issues

Background info and projects we've funded to address these issues
- Poverty & hunger
- Water & Sanitation
- Health
- Education
- Energy
- Food Security
- Gender Equality
- Maternal Health
- Ensuring Environmental Sustainability

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Restoring sight to Indigenous Australians, NT Australia , RUN BY: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Australia Trachoma is a severely painful disease and the largest infectious cause of blindness in the world. This major project runs over several years and aims to eliminate trachoma in 10 Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory through a treatment strategy called S.A.F.E: Surgery, Antibiotics, Face washing, Environment.

Project cost

0AUD 30,000

12,106

Raised from 2,894 people

Latest donation: AUD 5.00

6 minutes ago from a Travel Insurance Direct AU customer


Geta Eye Hospital, regional Nepal Nepal , RUN BY: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Nepal This project aims to strengthen the local district Geta Eye Hospital’s (GEH) ability to provide quality, affordable eye health services with a focus on poor and marginalized groups in Kailali, Dadeldhura, Baitadi districts in remote Western Nepal

Project cost

0AUD 30,000

13,090

Raised from 3,158 people

Latest donation: AUD 5.00

46 minutes ago from a Travel Insurance Direct AU customer


Cambodia School Eye Health Education Program Cambodia , RUN BY: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Cambodia This program will target 650,000 kids in schools across five provinces with a focus on raising awareness of eye health problems, encouraging early intervention and preventing future vision loss.

Project cost

0AUD 15,000

14,247

Raised from 3,377 people

Latest donation: AUD 5.00

41 minutes ago from a Travel Insurance Direct AU customer


Restoring sight to Indigenous Australians, NT Australia , RUN BY: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Australia Trachoma is a severely painful disease and the largest infectious cause of blindness in the world. This major project runs over several years and aims to eliminate trachoma in 10 Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory through a treatment strategy called S.A.F.E: Surgery, Antibiotics, Face washing, Environment.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 25,007

Raised from 9,444 people


Restoring sight to Indigenous Australians, NT Australia , RUN BY: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Australia Trachoma is a severely painful disease and the largest infectious cause of blindness in the world. This project aims to eliminate trachoma in 10 Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory through a treatment strategy called S.A.F.E: Surgery, Antibiotics, Face washing, Environment.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 25,000

Raised from 11,161 people


SMS Technology for Health and Education, Vanuatu Vanuatu , RUN BY: Save The Children Australia

Vanuatu This project will train Village Health Workers in remote locations on using a new mobile phone/SMS tool to assist them in planning and delivery of community health education activities, and the ordering and supply of basic, essential medicines for communities.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

EUR 25,003

Raised from 73 people


Childhood Blindness Prevention, Bangladesh Bangladesh , RUN BY: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Bangladesh Improve the delivery of and access to childhood blindness services at the Dhaka National Institute of Ophthalmology and Jamalpur District Hospital including 400 sight-saving surgeries and 3,000 pairs of children's spectacles.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 25,003

Raised from 11,226 people


Indigenous childhood anaemia, Northern Territory Australia , RUN BY: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Australia The Fred Hollows “Sprinkles” program addresses the serious issue of early childhood anaemia by providing an easy to use dietary supplement that will significantly improve the health outcomes of Indigenous children.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 42,804

Raised from 19,255 people


HIV prevention & education, Hanoi Viet Nam , RUN BY: CARE Australia

Viet Nam Training courses for health workers to improve health care access and enforce legal protections, supply educational materials and support hospital based services for people living with HIV/Aids in 8 hospitals in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Quang Ninh and Thanh Hoah districts.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 50,002

Raised from 21,479 people


Outreach Microsurgical Eye Camp, Dhading Nepal , RUN BY: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Nepal This project will provide funding for basic eye care services in rural and remote areas of Nepal, including day to day services and an Outreach Microsurgical Eye Clinic (OMEC) where hundreds of patients will have access to screening and surgical procedures.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 26,100

Raised from 11,240 people


Outreach Microsurgical Eye Camp, Sindhu Nepal , RUN BY: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Nepal This project will fund an Outreach Microsurgical Eye Camp where patients living in remote areas of Sindhu district, Nepal will have access to screening and surgical procedures, plus support for the Sindhu Community Eye Centre.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 24,487

Raised from 10,062 people


Indigenous youth health program, East Kimberley Australia , RUN BY: Save The Children Australia

Australia Running educational workshops & mentoring for indigenous kids 12-19 years to improve self esteem and increase long term positive health outcomes in Kunnunurra, East Kimberly region.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 30,362

Raised from 11,700 people


Medical supplies for remote villages, Vietnam Viet Nam , RUN BY: Buffalo Tours

Viet Nam Medical supplies including antibiotics, antibacterials, respiratory, diarrhoea and pain relief drugs + vitamins for 1000 people in Hang Kia and Bao La villages

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 6,002

Raised from 2,226 people


Train 260 community eye health workers, Eastern Cape South Africa , RUN BY: The Fred Hollows Foundation

South Africa Developing sustainable local capacity to strengthen blindness prevention work in the Eastern Cape of South Africa by training 12 ophthalmic nurses, 30 professional nurses and 210 community health workers

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 39,627

Raised from 13,815 people


Orphan health checks, Pokhara Nepal , RUN BY: Global Hands Charity

Nepal Eye and dental check-ups for 30 orphans at The Destitute Children’s Home (Pokhara, Nepal) plus purchase of a first-aid kit.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 505

Raised from 194 people


Medicines for child stonebreakers, Siliguri India , RUN BY: The Silk Route Project

India Revisiting the two communities of stone-breakers from 2006 in Siliguri, the project will deliver basic first aid for one week and then purchase the communities a 12 month supply of basic medicines.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 1,003

Raised from 409 people


Blindness prevention program Viet Nam , RUN BY: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Viet Nam Setting up an eye care unit to train local doctors, providing examination and surgical equipment and subsidising 100 cataract surgeries in Tien Phuoc mountainous district.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 8,004

Raised from 3,072 people


Medicines for Orphanages, Ukraine Ukraine , RUN BY: The Silk Route Project

Delivering basic medicines to two Orphanages in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 1,000

Raised from 1 people


Blindness prevention program, Cambodia Cambodia , RUN BY: The Fred Hollows Foundation

Cambodia Restore sight to 100 people who are needlessly blind in Cambodia, most of whom suffer from cataracts which can be easily cured.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 7,003

Raised from 2,456 people


Medicines for Orphanages, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan , RUN BY: The Silk Route Project

Kyrgyzstan Delivering basic medicines to three Orphanages in Kyrgyzstan.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 1,106

Raised from 1 people


Medicine for Child Stone-breakers, India India , RUN BY: The Silk Route Project

India Supplying basic, essential medicines to 3 communities of child stone-breakers in Siliguri, India.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 500

Raised from 2 people