UNHCO is an international organization committed to global development of medical care as well as preventive health care. UNHCO is a intergovernmental organization (IGO) composed of sovereign states and committed to the objective of combating problems arising from lack of or poor medical care, as well as from the population explosion, by dint of a broad range of activities.
UNHCO supports projects worldwide to provide people in third world countries with clean water, sanitary facilities, sufficient food and satisfactory medical care. In addition to that UNHCO is committed to the objective of combating infectious diseases in emerging nations like HIV, Malaria or Dengue.
Despite recent scientific and technological advances, infectious diseases continue to affect poor and marginalized populations disproportionately. UNHCObelieves that there is no chance for human development without education. Above all, the organization is committed to training medical specialists as well as qualified medical staff.
Part of UNHCO’s work is combating HIV/AIDS. 70 percent of the 40 million persons in the world infected with HIV live in sub-Saharan Africa; 60 percent of all infected persons in Africa are women. UNHCO is committed to improving health conditions in Africa and helps people to protect themselves from infection by HIV/AIDS through projects in awareness-training and education. Through its relief project, the organization tries to make the world realize that not only 25 million people have already died of this disease but that each year another 4 million become infected by it.