Healthcare is the currency of opportunity. The brutal reality in Africa is that many rural communities simply do not have easy access to hospitals or local healthcare facilities and there is no denying the detrimental impact this has on the wellbeing of these communities.
Africa Foundation has been working with communities and municipalities for three decades to increase access to a range of medical services. This includes building clinics and accommodation for healthcare workers; facilitating community-based care initiatives; and developing boreholes and dams for safe drinking water. Access to safe sanitation facilities also remains a major problem in poor rural communities and Africa Foundation provides ablutions or Enviro-loos – hygienic but waterless ablutions – to schools, clinics and other community facilities.