African moms and babies need adequate health services
In remote African communities, pregnancy and childbirth can be a death sentence. And, for every woman who dies, countless others are left with debilitating injuries.
Maternal death and injury are largely preventable with access to better health care.
Help renovate maternity wards and train midwives so moms can deliver their babies safely, and contribute to Flying Doctor surgical outreach camps for women who’ve suffered obstetric injuries.
African girls have the right to safely transition into womanhood
Too often, girls are subjected to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage which often leads to early pregnancy. This can leave their developing bodies vulnerable to devastating health issues.
Girl’s health risks can be reduced with access to health education and better health care.
Help train health workers who’ll teach girls about the risks of early pregnancy and their right to protection against FGM. Your support will also help refurbish health facilities and provide a meeting place for youth to learn, and have meaningful discussions, about their health.
African children need basic health care to grow strong
Lack of regular health care and the constant threat of illnesses like malaria mean young children in rural and remote African communities are at risk of becoming deathly ill. In sub-Saharan Africa, one in nine children die before the age of five.
The risk of deadly child illnesses can be reduced with access to basic health care.
Help us train community health workers to provide frontline care in rural settings and teach the importance of hygiene, nutrition and disease prevention. Your support will also help build wells and latrines so that communities will have access to clean water and proper sanitation.