Many illnesses result from conditions of poverty, such as a lack of sanitation and health education. A large number of these illnesses are avoidable or treatable, and transmission can be prevented.
Mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika disproportionately affect people living in poverty. Pray that God would send resources to countries affected with Zika.
Ask God to increase access to the polio vaccine in impoverished countries.
Pray that villagers would be open to education about tuberculosis and best practices for keeping it contained.
Pray for God’s comfort for families who have lost loved ones to diseases.