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Who benefits from our actions

Health inequality reflects vulnerabilities at the heart of life journeys

According to the WHO, "health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, not simply the absence of disease or infirmity." This means that any attempt to reduce health inequalities must be anchored at the heart of individual life journeys.

Health, housing, family support, and economic conditions, along with access to healthcare, education, employment, information, and rights all determine a person’s welfare or - conversely – their vulnerability, a cardinal concept at the heart of our commitment.

Putting access to health on the long-term agenda

1 - Supporting mothers and unborn children in low- and middle-income countries
2.6 million children die each year during their first month of life, to which another 2.6 million stillbirths must be added, mostly in low- and middle-income countries.
(Source: WHO, 2018)

2 - Supporting children with cancer in low- and middle-income countries
Only 20% of children with cancer in certain low- and middle-income countries will recover, against 80% in high-income countries. Cancer is a leading cause of death among children worldwide.
(Source: WHO, 2018)

3 - Accompanying the life journeys of the most vulnerable communities in France
Poverty is not declining in France and the country is reproducing highly vulnerable conditions for young people.
(Source: INSEE, 2017)

Responding to undetected emergencies and humanitarian crises

4 - Supporting families during health crises
During natural disasters, there is a X14 greater risk of dying for women and children than men.
(Source: UNHCR, 2015)

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