The Healthcare Crisis in Africa
Before the pandemic hit in 2020, it was estimated that the number of people in Africa living in poverty on less than $1.90 a day was between 453.4 million and 462.7 million. The pandemic has increased those numbers by the millions. The global health crisis shines a light on the health crisis already happening in poor and rural communities of Africa; the lack of access to medical services.
Our mission at MercyTree is to build a strong healthcare culture with community initiatives in rural Sub-Saharan Africa
The impoverished and middle-income residents in Africa rely entirely on poorly-funded public healthcare. Due to various reasons, including rampant government corruption at every level, medical services are not prioritized for the people. Rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa often have no healthcare at all, with no clinic or medical professional nearby. The medical services that are available are underfunded and cannot help everyone that needs it.
According to a study on catastrophic health spending, “at least 11 percent of Africans experience catastrophic spending for health care every year, while as many as 38 percent delays or forgo health care due to high costs.” Our mission at MercyTree is to build a strong healthcare culture with community initiatives in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. We provide free healthcare services for the less privileged in rural Africa communities through various initiatives.
Our goal is to build six clinics within 36 communities while providing medical care for over 3 million people by 2025.
The community mobile clinic provides the needed medical services in rural communities of Africa by bringing healthcare directly to the community members. Our First Responder Initiative is designed to provide first aid training and education on the importance of CPR in medical emergencies. Our community medical clinic program serves the rural communities of Sub-Saharan Africa with no medical infrastructure. Our goal is to build six clinics within 36 communities while providing medical care for over 3 million people by 2025.
Help us reach our goal of implementing sustainable healthcare and medical services in Sub-Saharan Africa for families that live below the poverty level. Donate today online, by mail, or by phone is easy. Text “HUMANKINDNESS” to 44-321. To donate by mail, send your check to Mercytree Int’l Foundation. 8017 Feathers Nest Way. Sacramento, Ca 95829