International HELP’s mission is to educate, empower and equip people in need to be health leaders in their community.
We train volunteers to be Community Health Workers, therefore giving them the health knowledge for issues specific to their community, namely those relating to nutrition, maternal health, water, sanitation and hygiene.
We are passionate about community involvement and ownership. We don’t just come in for a week, provide healthcare and leave; nor do we go to a community and stay there for several years, providing healthcare for them. Instead, we come alongside a local group of people to create a health program with the people’s involvement and innovation that will make the community stronger and give them the tools to improve their own health.
We never come into a community and tell them what they need. Instead, we work WITH them to learn what the community’s greatest healthcare needs are. This collaboration leads to sustainable results; but best of all, it gives the community a sense of pride knowing they are leading the charge that will change the course of their community.
International HELP started with one person’s experience working with a community in Nicaragua. Our founder partnered with a clinic in Nicaragua and trained local people to be health workers, providing them with the skills, resources, platform, and group structure necessary to positively influence the health in their community. The program was created in a way to be sustainable and effective, run by the local people. Out of this successful program, International HELP was started with the desire to implement that same model in many places throughout the world, transforming one community at a time.
“I’ve seen firsthand the value of community health outreach programs that not only prevent diseases and promote health, but also are sustainable and improve development of the whole community.”CONTACT ME
“I am a part of International HELP because I believe that one person can change the world. The fact that MILLIONS of lives are taken by preventable diseases breaks my heart, and I want to change that.”CONTACT ME
“I am passionate about international development work after working in Asia, and I see the connection between public health programs and economic development.”CONTACT ME
“As a nurse, I realized the importance of health education and the need for helping people prevent disease and make healthy lifestyle changes. I've seen how important it is to empower individuals and communities to work on health issues together.”CONTACT ME
“I am thankful to be able to create purposeful and clearly communicated designs and media that help others and generate excitement about International HELP’s vision to empower communities.”CONTACT ME