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Health
We’re working around the world to ensure everyone has access to good quality healthcare, in an emergency or in their community.
Health will provide:
EDUCATION
HEALTH
CLOTHES
LIVELIHOODS
CLEAN WATER
FOOD

The Prophet, (PBUH), said “Whoever relieves a believer’s suffering in this world, Allah will relieve a suffering of his in the Hereafter”.

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Good health is about more than just medicine and treatment; it includes all areas of life – that’s why we train communities on diet and health practices, and provide school meals to prevent child malnutrition.

Once people have become ill however, what they need
is healthcare – and this is often severely lacking in poor countries. That’s why Islamic Relief builds hospitals and clinics, supplies existing centres with life-saving medicines and clinical equipment, and provides ambulances in conflict zones to reach the most urgent cases of injury and illness.

When crisis hits a country, Islamic Relief provides humanitarian aid that often includes emergency health care and distribution of clean water to prevent illness.

Our teams often stay to implement long-term development projects, such as rebuilding destroyed water and sanitation facilities, or constructing new facilities for populations lacking them. Projects like these reduce illness rates and save lives.

Critically, we look at more than just physical health: when people have suffered losses and witnessed scenes of violence and bloodshed due to conflict, we provide psychosocial care in the form of therapy and counselling to help traumatised patients live a happier life.

How can I help?

Give to ♡ Health
Good health is about clinics, medicine and treatment, but it’s also about more; it includes all areas of life. That’s why we train communities on diet and health practices, and provide school meals to prevent child malnutrition.

Questions?

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For your convenience, Islamic Relief Australia has answered frequently asked questions about Health.

What kind of health projects will Islamic Relief do?
In the past, we’ve provided pregnant and breastfeeding women who are internally displaced in remote areas of Somalia with maternal health care through mobile health clinics, keeping them healthy and safe through childbirth and after. We’ve equipped health clinics inside Syria and Gaza with medical drugs and surgical equipment during crises to ensure they remain operational during critical times. And we’ve provided long term rehabilitation and physiotherapy to children with disability in Lebanon.

In the future, we aim to continue to help communities not just by covering immediate health needs, but by strengthening on-the-ground infrastructure and capacity to provide sustainable solutions, so communities can help themselves.

How can I find out how my support was used?
A donation to our general health fund enables us the flexibility to fund whichever health project is most important or needy at the time whether in an emergency response or not.

Keep an eye on our social media or in our annual report for information about our health projects to know how your donation was used.