Health & Wellbeing

Why health and well-being?

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for people at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues.

Our Jesuit partners reach out daily to people affected by health issues and wellbeing issues who are living on the margins of society.

Psychosocial health looks at the whole person, identifying the importance of a person’s mental, emotional, social and spiritual well-being. Incorporating psychosocial support into other services allows more people to be reached and facilitates more inclusiveness (WHO, 2007). For this reason, much of the psychosocial support provided by our partners—in particular JRS—incorporates psychosocial care into their wider services. Providing cash transfers and emergency food baskets to ensure people in conflict areas and those on the move can feed themselves and their families during times of immense upheaval and violent conflict.

Our Objective: To promote good health and well-being

Our 2022-2027 anticipated outcomes:

  • Increased access to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Improved quality and access to maternal health facilities
  • Improved access to psychosocial support
  • Improved access to quality health care
  • Timely response to acute emergencies where families struggle to feed their households