08 Jun LifeNet 2017 Annual Report
We are delighted to share our 2017 Annual Report, which highlights the power of investing in local solutions to the local healthcare crises that plague sub-Saharan Africa. Read on for highlights from 2017, and download a full copy of our 2017 Annual Report here.
In 2017, local LifeNet trainers equipped 1,271 health workers and administrative staff in 102 partner health facilities, who in turn provided improved care for 1,243,675 patient visits in Burundi, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These skilled health workers are the answer to the healthcare crisis facing sub-Saharan Africa. LifeNet also conducted a healthcare systems assessment in Malawi in 2017, preparing the way for expansion into Malawi in 2018.
Taking full advantage of the opportunity to grow in their knowledge and abilities, health workers in LifeNet partner health facilities are now employing evidence-based best practices in their work. From properly washing hands between patients and sterilizing instruments to deftly treating postpartum hemorrhage and resuscitating newborns, health workers are now saving lives. It is our privilege to support local health workers as they seek to provide high-quality care to some of the most underserved and hard-to-reach patients in the world.