INTRODUCTION: Heart First Aid Africa provides health education, social and humanitarian services in schools, places of worship, community centers, and other public settings. It is a nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) status.

The Development Training Programs are created and customized by internationally-trained healthcare providers and healthcare administrators.

The healthcare providers of Heart First Aid Africa work in conjunction with local multidisciplinary healthcare providers and community leaders to meet the needs of the communities they serve.
First-Aid kit is an important part of safety in emergancy situations
Rural areas in Africa make up a large proportion of the continent. Since the emergence of COVID‐19 on the continent, major attention and responses have been placed on urban areas. Rural areas are typified by certain challenges which may serve as limitations to the provision of resources and tools for COVID‐19 responses in these areas. These major challenges include limited access to these areas due to poor road networks which may hamper the possibility of conveying resources and manpower. Shortage of healthcare workforce in these areas, poor health facilities/structures and limited access to COVID‐19 diagnostics services may also make containment challenging. It is therefore important that investment should be made in these areas towards providing the necessary tools, resources, and manpower to ensure effective containment of COVID‐19 and to alleviate the plight caused by the pandemic in rural Africa. Rural communities in Africa should not be left behind in COVID‐19 responses.

What We Do

The unique challenges that rural communities face when it comes to preventative healthcare must be taken into consideration when planning and implementing healthcare initiatives. There are some people that may not have access to medical care, and even if they do, they may not know what to look for when it comes to signs and symptoms of illness. Many of these communities are also geographically isolated, making it difficult for residents to travel to seek necessary medical attention.
The prevalence of preventable diseases in rural communities is alarming because these communities often do not have the same resources as urban areas. Preventative healthcare is essential for rural communities, as is making sure that residents are aware of the signs and symptoms of common illnesses.

We provide health education to help people in rural communities. This is an essential component of preventive healthcare. It is crucial to ensure that residents are informed of the signs and symptoms of common illnesses so that they can obtain the necessary treatment as soon as possible.
Our goal is to help people in rural communities so that they can be better prepared when they experience an illness. Ultimately, we wish to reduce the number of preventable diseases in these rural communities.

MISSION

We teach community members how to recognize warning signs and symptoms, along with how to provide basic, safe, and effective first aid care for common and major health emergencies through our free training and development programs.

VISION

To collaborate with government agencies and other nonprofit organizations; to influence attitudes and behaviors that will aid in the prevention and reduction of mortality and morbidity in incidents related to health and first aid emergencies.

"We strive to meet the highest levels of ethical standards and moral values to foster trust between community members and our healthcare partners."