African Health & Education Fund

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A brief introduction to the African Health & Education Fund:

“In the time it will take you to read this introduction, it is estimated that two children would have died in Nigeria. In many of these cases, poor access to adequate healthcare is the main culprit.”

According to the World Health Organisation, the risk of a child dying before reaching five years of age is still seven times higher in Africa (81 per 1,000 live births) than it is in Europe (11 per 1,000 live births).

In seven African countries, the under-five mortality rate is more than 100 per 1,000 live births and in more than half of these cases, the deaths are due to conditions that could be prevented by simple, affordable treatment and prenatal care and education.

In Africa, it is estimated that 25 Million Africans are currently suffering from diabetes, with 50 percent of the continents’ population between the ages 15 and above who die from non-communicable diseases,

What we’re doing:
To address the growing problem of high infant deaths, the spread of communicable disease, and diabetes in Africa, the African Health & Education Fund was formed to build long-term solutions for sustainable care and provide on-going public education.

Our focus is on working with local existing medical schools, hospitals, and rural clinics to improve care by strengthening overall healthcare capacity.

African Health and Education Fund are involved in various community projects in Africa, to improve the living conditions of the local communities through the provision of medical supplies to hospitals and clinics, books and supplies to public schools, improvements of public school facilities, and award of academic scholarships to needy students.

Our working goal is to provide educational facilities more conducive to learning, award more academic scholarships to underprivileged students, and ship medical supplies to local communities in Africa who currently lack adequate medical care, to stem the untimely deaths of people from preventable and treatable diseases.

Your generosity makes it possible for students, regardless of their financial situation, to seize the opportunity to attend school.  It also helps us to improve the health condition and intellectual development of thousands of impoverished communities, who would otherwise die from preventable or treatable diseases, or study in environments not conducive to learning.

Key components of our programs include:

  • Health Care – To contribute to the improvement of existing health care infrastructures in Africa, by providing medical resources including beds, wheelchair, medicine, and modern communication technologies, including computers and photovoltaic solar power systems.
  • Education – To contribute to the improvement of existing school libraries in Africa by providing the students and faculties with access to books, current periodicals, and modern technologies, including computers to promote literacy and critical thinking.
  • Scholarship – As a part of our educational program in Africa, a scholarship fund has been established for underprivileged students.
  • Professional Development – To provide health and educational practitioners in Africa with on-going access to developmental workshop and seminars with their foreign counterparts, via video conferencing and web-based seminars. Provide educational materials for children and their families and organizing education sessions and children’s camps to support better nutrition, hygiene, and diabetes self-management.

We are focusing our program’s effort on various countries across Africa.

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Video: A site visit to a rural clinic on the outskirt of Lagos, Nigeria by African Health & Education Fund Executive Director and Founder; Michael Onas