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What we do

Founded by Canadian doctors in response to famine in Ethiopia, CPAR has improved the health of vulnerable communities in Sub-Saharan Africa since 1984. We’ve supported and delivered programs to build the capacity of health care workers and health systems. Our projects have helped increase food security and improve nutrition, strengthened livelihoods, provided access to clean water, improved sanitation and hygiene, and provided emergency aid.
CPAR today is working to build stronger health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. As local health systems and the health of individuals is impacted by poverty, disease, accidents, epidemics, challenged infrastructure and climate change, CPAR’s approach is helping to improve health system capacity and improve lives for thousands of families and their communities. 

Through our programs we connect healthcare professionals, academics and assembled experts with vulnerable communities, governments and diverse organizations in Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania. We support the achievement of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development through programming that:

  • Improves health systems capacity
  • Addresses the determinants of health that may also impact the health of the communities in which we are working (food security and nutrition, clean water, sanitation and hygiene, sustainable livelihoods).

To learn more about where we work and our projects addressing the social determinants of health, click on the links below.