The World Health Organization advocates that all people must have access to primary health care. Where primary care is accessible, people are more likely to seek care early. Providing health care at the community level also enables providers to factor in holistic approaches (e.g. cultural, behavioral, socio-economic and environmental) to health problems.
GHRC works with global health professionals and communities around the world to improve access to community-based nutrition and health care; and thus positively impact mortality and fertility. With the emphasis on prevention and health promotion, community-based access to primary health care has been proven to be effective through efforts such as prenatal care, referrals, health education, immunization, growth monitoring, family planning services and water/sanitation/hygiene promotion.