Investing in Least Developed Countries

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The chronic shortage of trained health workers in the world’s poorest countries is recognised as one of the most fundamental barriers to good health. A fully trained and well-supported community health worker can effectively deliver treatments for common childhood illnesses and provide health education reaching up to 500 children in a year.

In the world’s Least Developed Countries we have committed to reinvest 20% of our profits back in to improving the healthcare infrastructure in those countries  This investment will contribute to a wider goal across all of our community investment programmes to improve access to healthcare for 20 million under-served people by 2020 (vs. 2012).

The infographic above gives an overview of our 20% reinvestment initiative that is now running in all 34 of the LDCs where we make a profit. We deliver our programmes in partnership with Save the Children in West Africa, AMREF in East and Southern Africa and CARE International in Asia.