Infectious Disease

Infectious diseases are major killers in developing regions of the world.

Infectious diseases with high morbidity and mortality:

  • Diarrhea
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Malaria
  • Measles
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis

Diseases that are prevented and treated quite readily in wealthier nations can have a devastating effect on poor communities in developing nations. Too often, the underlying problem is a simple lack of community-level systems for delivering health care and for providing clean water and adequate nutrition.

The IZUMI Foundation supports projects that address six infectious diseases with high morbidity and mortality that have been identified by the World Health Organization. Of particular interest are projects that also promote maternal and child health and build community capacity. The foundation frequently lends its support to collaborative projects that promise to achieve national or regional impact.