April 22, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and this year, as the world faces the health and economic threats of COVID-19, we see more clearly than ever the interconnectedness of our world.
At Lutheran World Relief, we think about interconnected systems every day. We look for opportunities to reduce the inequalities in those systems so that the world’s most vulnerable people have the opportunity to flourish. We do this by understanding smallholder farmers’ needs and how other members of value chains can be part of systems that deliver fair prices and safe working conditions.
Through our strategic partner IMA World Health, we do this by supporting national and local governments’ capacity to build and maintain health care systems that deliver evidence-based prevention and treatment for a variety of diseases and health needs.