When AAH's co-founder lost four sisters to preventable/treatable diseases in her home village, we built a health clinic. The Bupoto clinic focuses on children and mothers and sees 10,000 patients a year. AAH also built a health clinic at our school in another village, when it became apparent children were struggling in school due to health concerns. Follow up for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and other conditions is needed. AAH grads work and volunteer at the clinic, gaining job skills.
Diseases such as malaria and respiratory illnesses keep children out of school, so their life prospects are limited. Basic health care is needed so children survive and stay in school. There are no quality health clinics in the area, so we built one. The clinic also provides job experience for AAH students. One nurse who graduated from AAH works at the clinic; students on break and secondary school graduates who have a seven month gap before college could work at the clinic, gaining skills.
The availability of a clinic saves many lives and lessens human suffering. It also provides an opportunity for AAH students to gain valuable job experience on school breaks and during the long gap (7 months) before university starts. While the students are not doctors (yet), they could learn a lot about health care by assisting at the clinic and accompanying health educators and HIV/AIDs counselors. The students also get valuable health lessons for themselves.
The village and nearby area is healthier, and young people gain valuable job experience which should help them decide what career to pursue, and help them get permanent jobs.
Total Funding Received to Date: $0
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $14,020
Total Funding Goal: $14,020