Health Programmes

“Whoever relieves a believer’s suffering in this world, Allah will relieve a suffering of his in the Hereafter”. 

(Prophet ﷺ, narrated by Muslim)

Preventing illness can be as simple as soap and clean water or a mosquito net to protect children from malaria.

Once people become ill, they need healthcare – and this is often severely lacking in poor countries. That’s why Islamic Relief builds hospitals and clinics as well as supplying existing centres with life-saving medication, equipment and ambulances.

How Islamic Relief responds

When crisis hits a country, Islamic Relief provides humanitarian aid that often includes emergency health care and distribution of clean water to prevent illness.

We also run maternal health programmes, vaccinating children and providing check-ups for both mother and baby, to ensure they are safe and healthy at this critical time. Critically, we look at more than just physical health: when people have suffered losses and witnessed scenes of violence and bloodshed due to conflict, we provide psychosocial care in the form of therapy and counselling, particularly with children.

Health projects