Health is a basic individual right and an essential feature of stable, equitable communities. Historical exclusion of communities from adequate healthcare is profoundly destabilizing to society as a whole. The foundation believes that without general health and welfare, all other rights are precarious.
The Wagner Foundation supports long-term investments in quality healthcare infrastructure and medical training as a means to deliver access to this right. The rise of modern healthcare represents one of the most beneficial developments in world history. Through current healthcare delivery methods, we already know how to save millions of lives, and how to prevent the outbreak of future epidemics. The foundation supports investments in public health and the development of global health care networks. Building coalitions around the development of inclusive health care institutions reaffirms a community’s collective commitment to the welfare of all its members.
What does geography have to do with health? A Malagasy-lead study by PIVOT Madagascar researcher Dr. Felana Ihantamalala details how understanding geography can “optimize local interventions” and help achieve universal health care in rural areas. “One of the most challenging barriers to achieving UHC in Madagascar is geography, where 60% of the population lives more […]
Written by Alyssa Wright In 2005, Philanthropist Charlotte Wagner had a vision as she established her family’s foundation in Boston, Massachusetts. Wagner Foundation would work to build just and robust community across the globe by way of engaging with organizations that focussed on improving health equity, increasing economic mobility, expanding institutional fairness, and striving for […]
Partners in Health, a Boston-based international medical charity, has received a $15 million gift to support its work in developing nations. The gift, from the Boston-based Wagner Foundation, is the one of the largest donations in Partners in Health’s 31-year history. The organization said it would use the grant to measure its impact in reducing […]
Y2Y opened in Harvard Square in December 2015, so that all young people have a safe place to sleep and the resources they need to succeed. The founding team met while volunteering at Phillip Brooks House Association’s Harvard Square Homeless Shelter (HSHS), where during their service, they saw more and more young people come through […]