Years after the reactor explodes or the poison is spread, the threat lingers on in communities, water sources and food chains. The Health for the Future project is designed to provide continuing medical servies for future generations of people exposed to such emergencies.
Green Cross maps the health profile of affected communities, providing a valuable picture of key intereventions needed. We provide breast screening and other health promotion and disease prevention services, educate on hygiene improvement and demonstrate how to reduce radiation in the human body and foods.
Green Cross also responds to major health needs, whether through mobile teams that provide routine and emergency medical care, or orthopedic and rehabilitation services for children in several countries in South-East Asia affected by Agent Orange or in the former Soviet Union that were impacted by the 1986 Chernobyl emergency.