Health  Liberia Project #26496

Support FREE in-home healthcare in Liberia

by Nursing for All Vetted since 2014

Summary

Nursing for All nurse leaders operate several community-based programs which offer free health care to Liberians who cannot afford care otherwise. These programs include: family planning, hypertension management, mental health care, HIV prevention, and more. These programs affect more than 500 Liberians per year and are offered free of charge by local nurses. We are trying to raise the funds for one year of operation.

$10
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Liberians do not have sufficient access to medical care because they cannot afford it. Most Liberians live on less than $2 USD per day, and many live on about $1. Transportation to and from health care sites, in addition to registration and treatment fees, are all overwhelming expenses, and many people die from treatable illnesses. Offering free, community-based treatment, is critical to improving Liberian health.

Solution

NFA offers free, community-based treatment through several initiatives designed and implemented by local nurses. These nurses are members of the communities in which they are working and are attuned to the communities' most critical needs. These initiatives offer: family planning counseling and medication, hypertension and diabetes treatment, HIV prevention counseling and supplies, and mental health treatment.

Long-Term Impact

These initiatives will help Liberians live longer by providing them with healthcare they need. Noncommunicable disease like hypertension, and inadequate care during childbirth are two major threats to Liberian health. These initiatives serve over 500 people throughout Liberia, all of whom would not be able to afford these services otherwise. As NFA obtains more funding, it will develop and launch more nurse-led public health initiatives, expanding access to care even further.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.nursingforall.org

Organization Information

Nursing for All

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.nursingforall.org
Project Leader:
Laura Ridge
New York, NY United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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