As we begin 2017, we look forward to engaging Africare’s supporters even more as we focus on our future. In the past year, we have made great strides toward Securing the Legacy of Africare to build its future. As we remember our past and celebrate our progress, we are ever mindful that we have much more work to do to renew and strengthen Africare and fulfill its mission.
We are proud of the work we are doing on the African continent. You can read about some of our successes in our newsletter. For example, in Senegal, we integrate community based support services with mobile and telemedicine platforms to increase the demand for and access to high quality maternal and neonatal services for women living in remote areas. Senegal is a country known for its high maternal and infant mortality rates.
The program cuts across maternal and neonatal health, family planning, nutrition and HIV, and presents not only cutting-edge technologies that can be used in resource-poor settings, but innovative approaches to delivering services and the adoption of healthy behaviors. Africare will bring prenatal care services closer to 303,920 women in rural Senegal, allowing for early detection of potential problems and quick referrals to centers equipped to manage emergency obstetric care.
Through the merger with Accordia Global Health Foundation, Africare is partnering with African Centers of Excellence like the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) to strengthen Africa’s health system and emergency preparedness and response to improve the health and well-being of the people we serve in Africa. IDI’s mission is to strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development. Our latest article about IDI can be found here.
What makes all of this work possible is the generous support of the Africare family. Our family is large and diverse, and it continues to grow. Former and current Board members and employees of Africare contribute to our legacy, as well as the government of the United States, corporations, foundations, sororities and fraternities, faith-based organizations and thousands of generous individuals.
We continue to rely upon the generosity of all members of the Africare family, and we encourage you to give as much as you can as often as you can. Nothing we do to relieve suffering and improve the lives of ordinary Africans is possible without your encouragement and support. It takes a village to do what we do, and our village includes you. Donating is as easy as clicking here.
Please show your commitment to and confidence in our work together by giving more generously than ever before. Your support will enable us to Secure the Legacy and keep building upon a very solid foundation.