We Boost Health. We Build Hope: Together Let’s End This Public Health Crisis.
MSG has waged a war on the spread of preventable and treatable diseases, and we continue to fight battles every day. Why? Because we believe that the right to clean water and good health is a prerequisite for all other human rights. In just five years, we have already:
Reached more than 365,000 people with health education, including about 231,000 people through our 2017 radio shows.
Given WASH lessons directly to more than 70,000 people, including 22,200 students from 38 different schools. Student-driven sports tournaments, talent shows and competitions, such as “Shirati’s Got Talent,” are an exciting vocal point for thousands.
Witnessed 85 percent of our WASH education participants commit to changing their water, sanitation and hygiene behaviors at home.
Helped about 1,000 female students receive menstrual education and sanitary pads to stay in school. These girls, in turn, were inspired to invite their female guardians to communal meals to educate them.
Seen overall community disease rates drop 4 percent from 2015 to 2017.
Contributed to preventing a new cholera outbreak in 2017 after partnering with the government in 2015 and 2016 to stop the spread of highly infectious cholera epidemics.
Collaborated with the Shirati KMT District Hospital and the local, district and regional government for our annual Health Screening Program. MSG has screened and treated 11,250 people in the past three years. The hospital plays a vital role during this program by providing healthcare staff, including clinical officers, nurses and laboratory technicians.