IMPACT is a charity dedicated to preventing and treating needless disability worldwide. We believe that no one should become or remain needlessly disabled through disease, lack of knowledge or shortage of medical services. IMPACT’s doctors, surgeons, midwives and healthworkers ‘take the hospital to the people’ through innovative means, such as a hospital train in India; a floating hospital in Bangladesh;. our mobile clinics in Cambodia, India, Kenya, Nepal, Tanzania and Zanzibar take medical care to people who would otherwise have no place to turn in the event of ill health. Malnutrition, lack of clean water, sanitation and communicable diseases all exact a heavy toll in low-income countries. IMPACT addresses this through straightforward schemes such as home gardens to ward off malnutrition; immunisation to protect against disease; medical and antenatal care to safeguard health; education to empower communities with skills and knowledge; and safe water and sanitation projects to avert the spread of illnesses, which can cause disability and threaten lives.