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The current global public health emergencies have highlighted the urgency and importance of HEART FIRST AID AFRICA's mission and goals, necessitating a greater need for health education, health promotion, and disease prevention measures in health-deprived communities.

We have dedicated both our time and resources to ensure the success of the community health projects we have hosted, and we have done so without any outside donations or contributions, demonstrating our commitment to our mission. Now, with our plans to expand our services, we hope that you will join us in our mission to improve public health conditions in the African communities we serve. We believe that a collective commitment to the wellbeing of those communities is the best way to ensure lasting change. We 'd be honored to have your support with our health campaigns:       

  1.  #HealthFirst   2.  #HeartWomenHeartFamilies. 

Any donations made are tax-deductible as Heart First Aid is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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

Access to healthcare can be a challenge in underserved communities, but there are a variety of barriers that contribute to this difficulty. Income level and culture can be factors. Many individuals and families in these communities may not have the means to receive proper healthcare, while cultural traditions can discourage the soliciting of medical care. Additionally, there may be a lack of healthcare providers in the area due to limited resources or even a lack of willingness among healthcare providers to travel to these communities. Finally, access to information and education can also be factors because there are people in underserved communities who may not understand the importance of preventive care.

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.

ABOUT US

We travel to rural communities and educate people on health promotion and disease prevention measures in order to ensure proper health surveillance. We aspire to equip communities with the knowledge and tools necessary that will aid in the prevention and reduction of mortality and morbidity incidents caused by health and first aid emergencies. Additionally, we work closely with local authorities to ensure that their services are tailored to the needs of the community they serve.

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."

Health Awareness Days 2023

  • AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month
  • American Heart Month
  • National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • Wise Health Care Consumer Month
  • Patient Recognition Week – Feb. 1 – 7
  • National Women Physician Day – Feb. 3
  • Pride in Foodservice Week – Feb. 6 -10
  • Perianesthesia Nurse Week – Feb. 6 – 12
  • International Epilepsy Day – Feb. 13
  • Phlebotomist Recognition Week – Feb. 13-17
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Week – Feb. 13-19
  • Cardiovascular Professionals Week. Feb . 14 – 20
  • National Caregivers Day – Feb. 17
  • National Eating Disorders Awareness Week – Feb. 23- Mar. 1