Most governments offer health and nutrition services intended to meet the needs of their citizens. But despite their best efforts, limited resources often constrain their ability to do so. Unfortunately, those who need services the most tend to go unreached. This is where Vitamin Angels comes in. We partner with local, nonprofit organizations who provide health and nutrition services to underserved women and children. We seek to support only those initiatives that are complementary to and coordinated with existing national health services.
Roughly 30%* of those residing in developing countries don't have access to national health services.
We've built a network of over 2,000 program partners globally who have a deep understanding of the communities they serve and can identify and fill gaps in health services. In this way, we can ensure our vitamins reach the women and children who need them most. See how it works:
Households with access to national health services
Households without access to national health services
We reach otherwise underserved families in isolated mountain and island communities.
We care for families in cities who may slip through the cracks because they are in transit, can’t afford treatment, or for other reasons.
Indigenous people may face discrimination when seeking treatment. But through our networks, patients are treated with care.
National services may be too limited to help people in remote regions. We can.
Our network provides benefits tailored to the specific needs of each community.
In some cases we support displaced victims of conflict, like refugees, who often rely on nonprofits for basic provisions.
*30% is a global average of individuals who do not have access to health services. Coverage may be higher or lower in different countries and regions.
This map is a representation of a simulated community to explain why many populations may not have access to national health services, and does not cover the full range of possible inhibitors to acquiring health provisions, which can vary by country and region.
We can make an immediate, sometimes lifesaving, impact on underserved populations while helping communities create the foundation for a nutritionally-sound future.
Planning and Preparation
Gathering the right resources to make the biggest impact.
Identify and evaluate global need
Vet and qualify nonprofits (our program partners)
Procure vitamins, ensure the quality of the product, and coordinate shipments
Reaching Populations in Need
Responsibly and effectively providing nutritional support.
Work with nonprofits to distribute vitamins
Monitor and evaluate results with regular check-ins, reports, and recommendations
Set up a foundation for long-lasting impact.
Establish local funding and management
Build local supply and distribution system for vitamins