Create Partnership To
Reduce infant mortality
Reduce under-five mortality
Reduce maternal mortality
Improve access to care
Improve mental healthcare
Improve life expectancy
Healthcare Access Issues
Grand Canyon University
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How Project Proposals Work
WHAT WE DO
Engage nurses, other healthcare providers and interested stakeholders to seek solutions to healthcare problems in Africa.
Accept project proposals from needed areas across Africa and seek ways of implementing them.
Form partnerships with academic institutions, medical institution and other foundations to advance healthcare in Africa.
Help train more nurses & healthcare providers in needed areas in Africa.
Prioritize implementation of simple clinical interventions to curb the spread of communicable diseases.
Improve life expectancy by improving early diagnosis & treatment of conditions like hypertension & diabetes.
Seek ways of reducing infant mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Improve the acceptance of mental health diagnosis and treatment in rural areas across Africa.
AT A GLANCE
The international community in collaboration with African countries, especially sub-Saharan states, have directed alot of resources to combat malaria and HIV. Outcomes have been fair to good, malaria and HIV continues to kill in Africa. More research, investment, training, and education is required for any significant progress to be made.......
Community health, disaster preparedness, and readiness for epidemics such as Ebola is minimal.....
Mental Health and the accompanying resources to support it is simply lacking....
we fund our projects through charitable donations
Malaria & HIV: Medical advancements have made the treatment for Malaria and
HIV (two communicable diseases in Africa) a hope for many children and adults in
the continent. The availability of timely medical interventions, from diagnosis to the
initiation of treatment, is vital in curbing the devastating effects of these two diseases.
Grants and sponsorship organizations have been very influential in helping in this
regard; however, African states and local governments are still lacking behind in the
mobilization of resources and personnel needed to sustain these efforts. More donor
organizations, working through foundations like the International Organization of
African Nurses can make a positive impact to this ongoing effort.
Mental Health: Mental health services in most parts of Africa are poor. There are few trained psychiatrists located in specific hospitals. Getting an appointment with these doctors could be a daunting task for people in rural areas. As a result, most mental health disorders go undiagnosed and untreated. Mental health stigma has also continued to prevail despite limited efforts in central provincial and state capitals to enlighten people about mental health. More training of African nurses and other medical personnel is required in order to take care of the mentally ill.
Community Health: Community has drawn much interest and investment of time and resources in industrialized nations, yet in Africa, community health remains a term that is casually mentioned in the course of describing a paralyzed health care system. Empirical data suggests a correlation between healthy communities and healthy families. The WHO and IMF, through initiatives like the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC), develop policies designed to improve community health and expect implementation of such policies at local and community levels, which has not been the case in most countries in Africa. More time and capital must be invested in community health all across the African continent.