Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. In 2014, CARE worked in 90 countries and reached 72 million people around the world.
CARE believes that access to quality sexual, reproductive, and maternal health is both a fundamental human right and a critical development issue. CARE’s sexual, reproductive and maternal health programming works to reduce maternal and newborn mortality and improve health outcomes by increasing the quality, responsiveness and equity of health services. CARE works to generate and build evidence, measure impact, and share learning globally, as well as advocate for stronger reproductive health policies and encourage scale-up and replication of successful approaches in order to increase global impact.