The current global public health emergencies have highlighted the urgency and importance of HeartFirstAid Africa's mission and goals, necessitating a greater need for health education, health promotion, and disease prevention measures in health-deprived communities.
With full commitment to our mission, we have dedicated both our time and resources to ensure the success of our health projects without seeking outside donations or contributions. As we look to the future and expansion of our services, we invite you to join us on our mission to improve public health conditions in the African communities we serve. It is our belief that a collective commitment to the well-being of these communities will ensure a lasting change. We would be honored to have your support toward our health campaigns and mission.
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Any donations made are tax-deductible as HeartFirstAid Africa is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Underserved communities often face the challenge of difficult-to-access healthcare due to a variety of barriers that contribute to its inaccessibility. Unfortunately, this contributes to the poor health of the affected individuals left without aid. Often, individuals and families in these communities may not have the fiscal or physical resources to receive proper healthcare. Some cultural traditions discourage the solicitation of current-day medical care. In addition, many communities struggle with getting the hands-on healthcare they need because of a lack of resources or the refusal of clinicians to travel to more rural locations. There are individuals in these underserved communities who do not understand the importance of preventive care due to limited access to information and education. Lack of access to quality healthcare is a fundamental concern for many communities and individuals. We can start changing this reality today.
FACTS: Heart Disease
Around 35% of all deaths in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are attributable to non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Source: National Center for Biotechnology Informatin (nih.gov)
300 million individuals worldwide are currently affected by asthma.
According to estimates made by health professionals, this figure might rise by an extra 100 million people by 2025.
The International Study of Asthma and Allergies (ISAAC) found that the prevalence of asthma among young people in Africa was rising and that asthma’s effects on quality of life contributed the most to the disease burden.
Source: [Stroke in sub-Saharan Africa]-Abstract-Europe PMC
Diabetes affects 3 in 4 adults in low- and middle-income nations…It is estimated that 1 in 2 (240 million) individuals with diabetes go undiagnosed.