HEALTH AND WELFARE
Health has been shown to be central to human happiness, and has been prioritised in SDG3 ‘Health and Well-being’. Health also makes a significant contribution to relieving poverty, as healthier populations live longer and producing and save more, as well as having a reduced fertility rate (so children are more likely to be adequately provided for). Across the African region, there are still many preventable deaths, diseases and disabilities, and systemic, unjust differences in health outcomes both between and within countries.
Achieving good health is about much more than just ensuring access to a doctor or a nurse. It is about preventing factors which increase the risk of getting ill, such as a poor diet or accommodation, and dirty water, or air. Vulnerable groups may also require welfare or income support, which is often unavailable in Africa, affecting their health and living standards. Therefore, there are many complex links between different areas of poverty-reduction and health, and so, addressing the root causes of ill health is a critical area for international development organisations.
We work to improve health for all and reduce health inequities by particularly focusing on groups who are systematically discriminated against.
Therefore Afrinspire promotes well-being, and tackles causes of ill health through a health promotion and prevention approach, as well as targeting services and support to vulnerable groups as part of our social inclusion strategy.
“Thanks to Afrinspire, our children are healthy, and no longer die from easily preventable diseases"
Anon Functional Adult Literacy leader