Health & HIV/AIDS

Of all the regions of the world,–from the number of clinics, hospitals and medical personnel, to infant, child and maternal mortality, death from preventable or curable illness, rates of prevalence of malnutrition and tropical diseases – and now, overwhelmingly, HIV/AIDS – Sub-Saharan Africa presents the most serious health problems and has by far the fewest … Read more

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What Africare is Doing to Contain Ebola

Thanks so much to all our donors who have contributed to Africare’s Ebola response efforts. Here is an update with examples of the actions we’ve taken so far. Africare’s response to the West Africa Ebola outbreak is three-pronged: 1. Emergency Response to address urgent needs 2. Behavior Change Communication to educate communities on how to … Read more

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2006 Africare Bishop Walker Dinner

The 2005 Africare Dinner will present a salute to: The Honorable Colin L. Powell Recipient, 2005 Bishop Walker Award Hilton Washington Hotel 1919 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. Each year, the Africare Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner brings together more than 2,000 people — African heads of state, ministers of commerce and foreign affairs, … Read more

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Spirited Dialogue: Interfaith Round-Table on Africa

Africare believes in the power of religious communities to affect change. Congregations across the United States, especially African-American-led churches, provided crucial support to Africare in the early years after our founding, and support from faith-based organizations has helped sustain Africare’s operations to this day. On Saturday, September 27, Africare House in Washington, D.C. served as … Read more

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Nov. 14: Africare/Senegal Stop Ebola Concert and Walk

Join Africare, Pape Diouf and Other Senegalese Artists to Stop Ebola in its Tracks! Date: 14 Novembre 2014 Location: Grand Theatre, Dakar Senegal The Ebola virus is killing thousands and destabilizing Senegal’s neighbors in West Africa. While Senegal has fortunately managed to avoid the outbreak, we must remain alert to stay safe, and we must do more … Read more

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CommCare Dresses, and Deploying mHealth in Senegal Field Messages | 2-26-15 Africare began partnering with Dimagi last year to help communities in Senegal save the lives of new mothers and newborns with mHealth technology. Dimagi’s Mohini Bhavasar breaks down the practical challenges and promise of “integrating an ICT system at the bottom of the health system pyramid…” … Read more

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About Us

Africare is the oldest and the largest African-American led organization in the development field, and is a leader in development assistance to Africa. Since its founding in 1970, Africare has delivered more than $1 billion in assistance to millions of beneficiaries across the African continent. Africare’s staff has an unparalleled knowledge of the continent – … Read more

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Africare Celebrates Power in Africa at its 2014 Creating Opportunities for Development in Africa Summit

General Electric and Aliko Dangote recognized for their contributions in building infrastructure in Africa. WASHINGTON (April 14, 2014) – Africare, the oldest and largest African-American led non-profit committed to advancing development in Africa, hosted more than 200 global leaders in business and government on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at its inaugural Creating Opportunities for Development … Read more

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Africa : a new breed of assistance organization

“How grateful we are for the work Africare is doing! I know I speak on behalf of millions of human lives hung in the ballance.” In 1970, West Africa was in the midst of one of the most severe droughts in its history. Animals were dying. Crops could not grow. Villagers were fleeing their homes … Read more

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Where We Work Africare/Zambia

Africare began operations in Zambia in 1978. Since that time, Africare/Zambia has invested approximately $45,000,000 through projects addressing… • Agriculture & Food Security • Community Based Financial Institutions • HIV & AIDS • Humanitarian and Emergency Relief • Maternal and Child Health • Natural Resource Management • Orphans and Vulnerable Children • Water & Sanitation • Women’s Empowerment … Read more