Health in sub-Saharan Africa is precarious and unpredictable. For every 1,000 newborns, 76 will not live to see their 5th birthday. And more than 900,000 people die annually in this region because they access poor quality healthcare. No person should die of a preventable. So we urgently work to change these outcomes.
Although faith-based health facilities are often the first, and sometimes only, point of care for many vulnerable communities, they–like most health facilities in their area–are hindered by a lack of training and tools. Providing 40 to 70% of healthcare in the region, well trained and well equipped, faith-based health facilities can be the answer to health crises in sub-Saharan Africa.
Vulnerable communities in sub-Saharan Africa face some of the most dire healthcare realities in the world. The region leads the world in rates of child death, HIV infections, and Malaria (WHO). Two-thirds of all maternal deaths in the world occur in sub-Saharan Africa (WHO). The region is also the most dangerous place for a new baby to enter the world—8 of the 10 countries with the highest newborn mortality rates are in sub-Saharan Africa (UNICEF).
25 million patient visits since 2012
$1 per patient visit
Since the launch of the LifeNet model in 2012, our social franchise has grown from 10 health facilities to more than 380 health facilities that provide more than 7 million healthcare visits a year.
The LifeNet model is easily replicable and scales seamlessly within the massive faith-based market. Every individual should have the opportunity to live a healthy and whole life. We are driven to scale to make this a reality.
IN THE US
PO Box 21457
2300 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
+1 (202) 480-9002
26 Avenue Ngendandumwe
Lifenet International Uganda
Princes Anne Drive, Plot 56 Bugolobi Kampala Uganda
Off Presidential Highway,
Plot Number 116, Area 14
Lifenet International Kenya
Lenana Road, Nairobi Kenya
30 Spiess Loop, McCarthy Hill
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.