Every year, some 100 million people are pushed into poverty because they have to pay out of pocket for health services. And some 1.3 billion people do not have access to health services at all because they cannot afford to pay them. The poorer the country, the greater the reliance on payment for health services.

Some CJI partners offer free healthcare to the poorest people. Special attention is given to people who have been afflicted by leprosy, TB or by HIV/AIDS. The services provided include: outpatient and inpatient care, mobile clinics and testing. However, the approach goes beyond merely medical care to offering related care, rehabilitation and prevention services too.