THE LIFENET WAY
ADDRESSES AN URGENT NEED

The region that includes Uganda, Burundi, Malawi, and the DRC faces harrowing health realities. In Uganda and Malawi, 5.3% and 5.5% of children die before the age of 5. In Burundi and the DRC, that number increases to 7.2% and 9.4%. The likelihood that a 16-year-old girl will die due to maternal causes during her lifetime is 1 in 23 in Burundi, 1 in 24 in the DRC, 1 in 29 in Malawi, and 1 in 47 in Uganda. Overall life expectancy in the four countries is 57.1 in Burundi, 59 in the DRC, 59.2 in Uganda, and 63.8 in Malawi—15-20 years lower than the US and other developed nations.

Although rural health centers are the first, and sometimes only line of defense against sickness and death for the majority of East Africa’s communities, they continue to be crippled by lack of equipment, medicine and knowledge. Providing 40 to 70% of healthcare in the region, faith-based health centers are East Africa’s opportunity for better health.

THE SETTING

THE LIFENET WAY IMPROVES HEALTHCARE IN EAST AFRICA

The area that spans Burundi, Uganda, Malawi and the Eastern DRC has seen some of the world’s most violent conflicts and civil wars since World War II. Food shortages, disease and these conflicts have kept all three countries in the lowest development rating given by the UNDP. Life expectancy remains low, while child and maternal mortality rates remain among the highest in the world.

OUR NETWORK

THE LIFENET WAY IS SCALABLE

1,200 patient visits monthly
$1 per patient visit

The average LifeNet partner health center is now serving 1,200 patient visits a month.

This number is growing as LifeNet-franchised health centers gain reputations in their communities for quality care. We are now doubling care in our partner health centers at an average cost of less than 1$ per patient visit. By 2030, we plan to work in 1,100 health centers across 10 African countries, transforming care for more than 11,000,000 patient visits.

WE ARE TRANSFORMING AFRICAN HEALTH CENTERS TO PROVIDE QUALITY, SUSTAINABLE HEALTHCARE. BUT WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

CONNECT WITH US

IN THE US

LifeNet International
3001 Mercy Drive
Orlando, FL 32808
+1 407 630 9518

IN BURUNDI

LifeNet International
26 Avenue Ngendandumwe
Bujumbura, Burundi

IN UGANDA

64-25 Ring Road, Muyenga
PO Box 21189, Kampala
Uganda

IN DRC

223 Ave. Patrice Emery Lumumba
C. Ibanda, Bukavu
Democratic Republic of the Congo

SOCIAL INNOVATION IN HEALTH INITIATIVE

We were chosen as one of 25 high impact healthcare delivery solutions for the
2015 Social Innovation in Health Initiative, in partnership with the World Health Organization.