Millennium Development Goals: Child Mortality

Through skill exchange with medical professionals and community health workers, Palms’ volunteers contribute to greater health systems which can care for and protect young children.

Through community education programs, including immunisation, nutrition and motherhood programs, volunteers contribute to a broader community-level understanding of how to reduce levels of infant and under-five mortality.

Numerous Palms volunteers have recently worked with people with disabilities, promoting the rights of adults and children with disabilities who otherwise are sometimes neglected and at greater risk of preventable or treatable diseases.

Improved communication networks, through Palms’ Connect East Timor program, have increased access to health services in rural areas.


The end of extreme poverty is at hand, within our generation, but only if we grasp the historic opportunity in front of us. - Jeffrey Sachs