HEALTHCARE IN THE COMMUNITY
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.
Clinics and accommodation for healthcare workers
Access to healthcare is one of the primary concerns of every community in which we work. Rural African communities are heavily disadvantaged when it comes to affordable and accessible quality healthcare. We work with communities and the Department of Health to facilitate the construction or improvement of rural clinic facilities. We also assist in the allocation and retention of medical staff through construction of accommodation at clinic sites.