We reach over a million people from all faiths, countries, and ethnicities each year as we help communities implement the three pillars of health: clean water sources, improved sanitation facilities, and proper hygiene training.
We contribute to the efforts of key global immunization organizations and we support local immunization campaigns through social mobilization and local support in countries where disease claims the lives of many children.
The World Health Organization estimates that one million newborns die each year from breathing difficulties. LDS Charities provides training to medical personnel around the world in an effort to decrease the deaths of newborns and their mothers each year.
Over 300 million people worldwide live with low vision or blindness. We work to improve the quality of eye care and treatment delivered by local health care organizations so that blindness and visual impairment may be avoided.
We work with partner organizations that serve people with mobility disabilities to provide appropriate manual wheelchairs to individuals. According to WHO guidelines, we ensure each person is assessed, fit, instructed, and given ongoing support.
In Armenia, many of the village water systems have deteriorated beyond repair and are contaminating the water supply. LDS Charities has partnered with the Armenian government to bring water to nearly half a million people since 2003.