Africa has just 11 percent of the world's population, but 60 percent of the world's HIV/AIDS cases and about 90 percent of malaria cases in the world.
Direct medical care is a service we provide in rural hospitals and health clinics. Treatments we perform include, but are not limited to minor surgical procedures, wound care, fracture management and physical rehabilitation. Costs vary depending on length of stay, but on average it costs $1000 per month for a health care volunteer to work in these areas.
Educating Healthcare staff is essential when working in under-served areas of Africa, because it is crucial that local hospital and clinic staff be able to continue to treat patients effectively once we are gone. Cost varies depending on length of stay, but on average it costs $1000 per month for a health care volunteer to work in these areas.
Medical supplies are difficult to find in under-served areas of Africa. We regularly work with schools, orphanages and health clinics that specialize in the care of children with disabilities. Providing them with wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and other durable medical supplies has become an important part of our organization. The average cost of a pediatric wheelchair is $100, pediatric walker $50, and crutches $30.
Medicine and vaccines are often unavailable or too expensive for the average person to buy in under-served areas of Africa. Basic medications such as antibiotics, anti-diarrheals and ATCs (treatment of malaria) and vaccines, such as cholera and measles, mumps and rubella can save lives. Costs vary by country, but $1500-$2000 can purchase enough medication to last a small farm clinic six months to a year.