Health
 Zambia
Project #15637

Improving Access to Healthcare in Rural Zambia

by On Call Africa
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Summary

On Call Africa provides medical services for thousands of people in Zambia's rural Southern Provence, people who would otherwise have little or no access to essential health services. It works to strengthen the capacity of existing services to care for the immediate health needs of the community, such that it augments and expands existing services rather than replaces them.
$9,000
total goal
$1,319
remaining
74
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Zambia is a landlocked country in sub-Saharan Africa. There is a massive shortage of healthcare personnel in Zambia with 1 doctor to every 14,000 people. Several rural communities are in desperate need of healthcare, lying several kilometers from existing health facilities. These communities face enormous challenges including inadequate water supply and malnutrition.

Solution

On Call Africa mobile clinics have the capacity to treat a number of common complaints and diagnose many conditions including HIV, Malaria, STIs & pregnancy without requiring patients to travel to outstretched health centers. Dedicated antenatal & child health services make sure mothers & children are healthy during and after pregnancy.

Long-Term Impact

Through mobile medical clinics, the basic level of health of the local populations is raised. Since 2011 On Call Africa has treated over 14,000 unique patients. Our health education sessions focus on empowering Zambians to live healthy lives, using community-based solutions. In 2014 we will train eighteen Community Health Workers (CHW) to better meet the immediate health needs of their communities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.oncallafrica.org.uk
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Organization Information

On Call Africa

Location: Livingstone, Southern - Zambia
Website: http:/​/​www.oncallafrica.org.uk/​
Project Leader:
Kirsty Luescher
Livingstone, Southern Zambia
$7,681 raised of $9,000 goal
 
 
105 donations
$1,319 to go
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