In sub-Saharan Africa, approximately 400 women die each day from easily preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, according to the World Health Organization. The risk of maternal mortality is greatest for girls under 15 years old and complications from pregnancy and childbirth is the leading cause of death among adolescent girls in developing countries. Children in sub-Saharan Africa are 15 times more likely to die before the age of 5 than in developed countries. More than half of under-5 child deaths are due to diseases that preventable and treatable through simple, affordable interventions.
WHAT Bread and Water for Africa® IS DOING
Bread and Water for Africa® is working with our partners in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone and Zambia working to provide access to healthcare services for tens of thousands. In Cameroon, we have helped to construct a clinic
WHERE AND WHO WE WORK WITH
We are working in 16 countries to provide safe and loving homes to over 200 children.
For nearly two decades, Bread and Water for Africa® partners operating on the grassroots level in African villages and local communities have been working to provide loving homes for orphaned and abandoned children. This includes the basic necessities of food, clean water, health care, as well as education so that they can built better lives as they enter adulthood.
OUR IMPACT IN 2016
residents received medical services and treatments through the Haramaya University health care program
In Sierra Leone, more than 76,000 people received medical care, counseling and education relating to preventative health care in clinics.
In Cameroon, there is a shocking dearth of clinics and health care facilities for the country’s most vulnerable – impoverished infants, children and new mothers, particularly girls under 15 years old. It’s a dearth that leads to death. For more 20 years, Hope Services...read more
At Bread and Water for Africa® among our most generous and loyal partners is the Medical Equipment Recovery of Clean Inventory (MERCI) program operated by the University of Virginia. Through this partnership, we are able to ship millions of dollars’ worth of medical...read more
After months of literally rejoicing upon reports that the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone was waning, and even a prediction by the United Nations’ Ebola chief that “it’s only a matter of weeks” before the outbreak in the country ends, we were shocked and saddened to...read more