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No one should die from a preventable disease.

Every day, 29,000 children under the age of five lose their lives to preventable diseases.

In today’s world, access to life-saving knowledge and resources should be a fundamental right for all. Yet, tragically, preventable illnesses continue to claim countless lives each day. Too often, the knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent, diagnose, and treat health problems do not reach those in greatest need, due to barriers, such as lacking access to medical facilities, the fear and superstitions around illness, not knowing basic first aid, nutrition, and sanitation, and not always trusting the intentions of “outsiders” coming in to help.


Our Solution

Community Health Workers (CHWs) are uniquely situated as members of their community to bridge this gap.

By educating local people and equipping them with health knowledge, basic first aid skills, and diagnostic equipment, CHWs are empowered to help improve health behaviors and prevent diseases and deaths. This education is powerful, credible, and freely passed on to friends and family, creating change for generations to come.



International Health Education for Local People (IHELP) comes alongside established local community leaders to help them create and improve impactful health networks through the training of Community Health Workers (CHWs). We provide credible training in issues specific to these communities, including nutrition, maternal care, mental health, water, sanitation, and hygiene. Since our foundation in 2015, IHELP has established networks in 27 communities throughout 9 countries.

We believe long-term impact is a balance. We don’t want to provide medical care for a week and never return, nor do we want to permanently move into the community. We believe in training and certifying passionate local people and continuing to follow up and support them as they empower their community to prevent and care for innumerable health challenges.

Give via PayPal on the secure form above to help educate, empower, and equip local people with life-saving health education.