Public health is an important foundation for community well-being. Without access to proper primary care and basic health services, it is impossible for people to move beyond the urgency of meeting their most basic needs.
In fragile communities, health isn’t just about building clinics and providing medication – though that is also important – its about having the human resources to care for people in dire need.
In places of conflict and poverty, the social fabric that normally holds communities together can fray apart. Unless communities and relationships are built up, key knowledge and wisdom about things as simple as basic self-care stops being passed from one generation to another.
Factors like education, employment opportunities, living conditions, and social support all have major impacts on health outcomes. Questscope is interested in helping people develop themselves through relationships. And through that, building and reinforcing communities.