For those living in the west, healthcare has never been more accessible and advanced as it is today, but for the majority of the world’s population it is a different story.
People living in poorer nations often live miles away from any healthcare facility and cannot afford to buy medicine.
The Red Cross is uniquely placed to tackle some of the problems affecting poorer nations. Through our volunteers and staff in 188 countries, we address everyday healthcare needs in the communities we work in. Our aim is to give people the skills and knowledge to help them address their own problems.
The British Red Cross works closely with other Red Cross National Societies to tackle some of the most basic health and social care needs of vulnerable communities.