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 Africa is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Some of the sociocultural factors that prevent women and girls to benefit from quality health services and attaining the best possible level of health include:
While poverty is an important barrier to positive health outcomes for both men and women, poverty tends to yield a higher burden on women and girls’ health due to, for example, feeding practices (malnutrition) and use of unsafe cooking fuels (COPD).
Women in rural communities act as primary caregivers for their immediate and extended families. Within those roles, there are many social constraints that put a lot of strain on the women’s emotional well-being, as well as several tasks that can affect their physical health.Furthermore, with the current economic realities, those women are still expected to contribute financially to their families’ expenses despite having no or limited professional skills and no or limited formal education (in some cases). With all of these expectations, sadly, women’s health takes a back seat as they prioritize their family’s health and well-being before their own.
Women and girls in underserved communities are disproportionately affected by health disparities and, unfortunately, are uninformed about the risks associated with prevalent diseases. They should fully understand the threats they face from health issues such as breast and cervical cancer. In addition, all women and girls should have access to quality healthcare and information about preventable diseases. They need to be able to choose the best course of treatment for their health and have access to competent medical professionals. Unfortunately, many women and girls either lack access to necessary medical care or are unaware of the risk associated with certain everyday behaviors — and this needs to change. Please join us in our efforts to improve the health and well-being of women and girls in these underserved communities. #HeartWomenHeartFamililies