Everyone deserves medical care.
Healthcare should not be a luxury, but it is for many in developing countries. Half the world’s population does not have access to affordable healthcare. If a person doesn’t receive necessary healthcare or when they need it, their health will worsen. This potentially leads to a loss of income and increased healthcare costs in the future. When appropriate medical care is not available, poor quality care, misdiagnosis, and simplistic facilities are prevalent and lead to poor health outcomes.
For these reasons, Medical Care is one of the Outreach Program’s Four Promises. The health of an individual affects all areas of their life, their family’s lives, and their community. Rural communities in Tanzania struggle to access many types of medical care including preventative care, prenatal care, and emergency care.