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.
As the worldwide refugee crisis has worsened in recent years, LDS Charities has responded by developing a three-pronged approach: immediate relief, long-term aid, and resettlement support. To accomplish our work, we have joined with a variety of trusted local and global partners to support refugees.
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.
LDS Charities responds to emergencies throughout the world on a regular basis. Read this article for a list of projects and initiatives that LDS Charities was involved with during December 2017 and January 2018.