16 Sep LifeNet Reaches 10 Million Patient Visits Improved Since 2012
LifeNet International is celebrating an exciting milestone: 10 million healthcare visits improved for vulnerable patients in sub-Saharan Africa!
Since 2012, LifeNet has transformed healthcare in 240+ health centers, improving 10 million patient visits in Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, and the DR Congo. Together with our partners, we are saving lives!
LifeNet is committed to the belief that no one should die of a preventable cause. In sub-Saharan Africa, local health centers often lack the resources and up to date medical knowledge to provide quality care. That poor quality care has deadly consequences for African communities.
LifeNet is transforming African healthcare. LifeNet was founded to address the devastating results of poor quality healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa by improving local, faith-based health centers, where the majority of people receive care. LifeNet’s asset-based model incorporates all local stakeholders, including churches, health centers, and local leaders. Through LifeNet partnership and training, health workers in local facilities are equipped and empowered to provide compassionate, evidence-based care and save lives.
From a global pandemic to caring for everyday needs such as childbirth and vaccinations, LifeNet’s 240 partner facilities are prepared to offer medically-sound, compassionate care for their patients in all circumstances.
Every person should have a chance to live. Meet a local Ugandan mother, Stella Motovu. Stella recently gave birth to her son Jade at LifeNet partner Nkoni Health Center in Uganda.
“During my delivery, I had complications and the baby was born weak, tired, and needed help to breathe,” said Stella. “Thankfully, God was on our side. The health workers acted quickly and were able to work on him and resuscitate him in a short time. Baby Jade perked up and was healthy within a few hours. We started breastfeeding and he has had no other issues thanks to the care we received.”
The compassionate and lifesaving care Stella and her baby, Jade, received at Nkoni Health Center is the kind of healthcare LifeNet believes all people should have access to. One partner facility at a time, we see that belief transform into reality. Health workers in facilities that partner with LifeNet dramatically improve their quality of care after just one year. Health workers are able to properly prevent infections, diagnose and treat infectious and non-communicable diseases, perform infant CPR, manage postpartum hemorrhage, and save lives.
Each of the 10 million patient visits improved since 2012 is a story. Stella’s birth story is just one example of the millions of people whose lives have been saved and improved through LifeNet’s work with local health centers in Africa.
This 10 million patient mark is just the beginning. LifeNet’s ambitious 10-10-10 vision charts a course that will rapidly amplify its current impact, improving 10,000,000 annual patient visits, across 10 African countries, at a cost of $10,000,000 in annual revenue—just $1 per patient visit!
Together, we are transforming African healthcare!