Global Health

Global Health

The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the importance of good health and robust health care systems around the world. Prior to the Covid-19 crisis, the United Nations reported that only about one third to one half of the global population was covered by essential health services. An estimated 6.2 million children and adolescents under the age of 15 died from mostly preventable causes. Children in sub-Saharan Africa were more than 15 times more likely to die before the age of 5 than children in high income countries.

While significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing child and maternal mortality in many countries, the need for strong health systems, improved sanitation and hygiene, and increased access to trained health care providers at all levels is more urgent than ever before.

The Godley Family Foundation is committed to working with our NGO and donor partners to improve global health and access to care, as well as to build more equitable and sustainable systems in response to the  coronavirus pandemic. Links to resources and articles from several of our partners can be found below.

"There is still a long road ahead and much to do, and we need to invest in more champions of this mission everywhere. But, when we dream, organize and build together, we can inspire a new generation of global health leaders who prioritize the vulnerable and deliver high-quality, compassionate care to all."

-Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD,
Vice Chancellor,

University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda