ICROSS Mission Statement
Our aim is to reduce disease, suffering and poverty among the poorest on earth. Our projects are implemented through the values and beliefs of the people themselves. Together we create self-reliance and work towards long-term positive change.
ICROSS was created by Dr. Joe Barnes and Dr. Michael Meegan in 1979. It established a new approach towards long term health care (this is explained in details in our downloadable strategic plan) For decades ICROSS has developed public health research that has pioneered low cost innovations (please see research section)
We believe in evidence driven, results based long term solutions that can be shared. We do not believe that projects should be donor agendas, they must be community decided and locally planned. We succeed because all we do is long term over decades, in local language and through local culture. Our work is built through continuity.
None should ever sleep and be hungry; no child needs to be sick and untreated or thirsty. Everything we do will change the poverty trap and the short term idea of poverty. Our humanity is how we care for each other and embrace those who are vulnerable and hurt. We are going to end starvation and suffering, but we can only do this together.
A World free of needless suffering and infant death where people can be cared for and respected as they are within their own language , culture, traditions and beliefs. Where there is no hunger and starvation in a World of such vast wealth. Where there is compassion and kindness based on equality and shared empathy and understanding.
What we do
We fight poverty by identifying a root cause of suffering and designing long term ways to create change. Famine relief, short term projects and quick solutions do not work. For 30 years, we have been developing alternative innovations and low tech solutions to big problems.
The United Nations has set a series of targets to end world poverty and hunger. The gap between the rich and poor causes over 50,000 children to die from preventable diseases cause by poverty everyday. These millennium goals are the gold standard we are all aiming for. For more facts about Global Poverty and the reasons why ICROSS focuses on these areas,
Who we are
ICROSS is an international Non-governmental organisation working in partnership with civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations, governments and bilateral agencies including the Global Fund, the European Union, the World Health Organisation UNICEF other Organizations and local communities.
We are a group of trained professional s in global health and development ranging from clinical services and gynecological to water and sanitation. Most of our teams and all our managers are from local communities (For more information please see our strategic plan)
ICROSS International Head Office
Registered Office ICROSS, PO 507 Ngong Hills, Kenya
( A Registered Non Governmental Organisation regulated by the Kenyan Government
NGOs Coordination board under the NGO Act ; Registration No. OP/218/051/9254/180 )
International Director: Dr Michael Meegan D Med HC NUI
General Enquiries: Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org