EARLY IDENTIFICATION & TREATMENT
Community and school-based screening programmes catch problems, for examples sight and hearing, before they become disabilities. Across our programme 1,269,697 people were examined and provided with treatment to prevent needless disability.
Vaccines can afford lifelong protection from devastating diseases. IMPACT both educates about and provides vaccines. Thanks to IMPACT’s action this year 85,315 people were immunised, either directly or as a result of our motivational activities.
Home gardens and nutrition supplements aren’t luxuries; they are necessary to avoid disabling conditions. Across our programme 169,366 people benefited from our direct action to combat malnutrition.
Free or low-cost surgery is brought to the people by boat, train, floating clinics and land-based community clinics. Across our programme 18,802 operations were performed to restore or repair sight, hearing, mobility, fistula, hydrocephalus and cleft lip.
SAFER MOTHERHOOD & CHILD SURVIVAL
Pregnancy and early years programmes, such as our 1000 Days Programmes, save women and children’s lives. Across our international programme 34,634 mothers have received pre and post-natal care.
SAFE WATER & SANITATION
By enabling some of the world’s poorest people to access clean water we are creating an essential first step to maintaining health, improving livelihoods and overcoming poverty. Across our programme 31,447 people benefited from safe water and improved sanitation.
Needless disabilities occur across the lifespan. Preventing disabilities among older people helps them, their families and their communities
PREVENTING TRAUMA & PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH
Supportive caring programmes which provide concrete assistance during a crisis like an earthquake of flood. reduces the likelihood of mental or physical trauma
The challenge is not only to reduce poverty, but also to eradicate the inequalities that perpetuate it. We believe that access to knowledge and technology that can prevent disability is a fundamental human right and priority.