But despite these riches, Africa is suffering immensely. Africa suffers from poverty, hunger, disease and ultimate death. Africa has the largest number of poor countries in any continent. And the most surprising tragic statistics about Africa is that 50% of Africans live on less than $1.25 a day!!
Can you imagine living on $1.25 per day?
Living in the USA or Canada or Australia, you can’t imagine what kind of food and facilities you will get within $1.25.
Coupled with these issues, African people don’t have even basic medical facilities. Africa is confronted with a heavy burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
There are lots of issues that Africa is facing. For example, lack of basic healthcare facilities, lack of medical products and equipment, poor financing and service delivery mechanism. Even though many NGOs like Dembi Dollo Hospital Foundation are working towards medical device donation and medical training but Africa needs a more focussed approach from all parties concerned.
So what can we do for Africa?
The first and foremost solution to any problem is financial support. But parties should try to know where the finances are spent and how they are used for the betterment of health in Africa. If you are an individual and you want to donate funds, you can donate fund to us. We are Dembi Dollo Hospital Foundation and we work towards providing proper healthcare in Africa.
Medical facilities and Infrastructure
The basic problem towards poor medical facilities in Africa is the lack of Infrastructures like hospital beds, stretchers, and other basic medical equipment. So if you want to make a difference in the lives of African people, you can donate used medical equipment to hospitals in Africa. Especially in rural Africa.
Training to health professionals
Africa has one of the lowest ratios of patients and health professionals. Africa has 1 doctor per 100000 population. And this lack of medical professionals can be seen in the way patients die every day due to lack of basic medical facilities. Therefore it needs to provide training to health professionals including doctors, nurses as well as paramedics.
Global community participation
This issue of poor health in Africa can be tackled in a better way if the Global community participates and works towards it. This issue needs a collaborative approach by all parties concerned either government, private parties or nonprofits. Even if you are an individual and you want to contribute towards the cause of improvement in healthcare in Africa, you can help. Just donate wheelchair or stretcher or even the walking stick that your granny doesn’t use anymore. No one is too small to make a difference.
In the long run, what matters is the strengthening of the health system in the continent. And a better health system is the first step towards improving all the conditions in Africa.
Everyone should have access to good health, no matter where they live.
So let’s work towards a healthier and happier Africa!
If you want to donate funds or if you want to work towards improving healthcare facilities in Africa, you can contact Dembi Dollo Hospital Foundation at- www.dembidollo.org