East Africa Medical Care
Combining our Medical Clinics, Medical Mission Trips, Health Education, and other surgeries we have provided, Crisis Aid has provided medical care to more than 482,800 people in East Africa since 2006.
Crisis Aid focuses on children and pregnant mothers but serves the whole family. Many common services provided include treating effects of severe malnutrition, malaria, TB, prenatal care, family planning, HIV testing, vaccinations, health education and much more. Our clinics provide both inpatient and outpatient services and work closely with our feeding programs to serve communities more holistically. We have been issued an award as one of the top-quality clinics in the country.
We launched a new feeding program in East Africa in July 2015. Malnutrition is a chronic problem in this region. Childhood death from starvation is preventable with early discovery and immediate proven interventions. Therefore, we are responding by not only providing food and water, but we built a Pediatric Medical Clinic & Child Stabilization Center in partnership with Joyce Meyer Ministries/Hand Of Hope. The first two floors opened in December 2016. Read all about the new Pediatric Medical Clinic in our 2016 Annual Report.
In addition, there is another area with the same issue of chronic malnutrition. We plan to build a smaller Primary Clinic. We also plan to implement a Dairy Production Business and Coffee Farm Business. These projects will work together to:
- Provide new jobs to a community that lacks employment opportunities.
- Teach local farmers new and improved farming techniques.
- Raise the ongoing operating funds needed not only for the new Primary Medical Clinic but for other programs as well.
Crisis Aid has been leading medical mission trips to East Africa since 2006, treating more than 29,000 patients in 2017 and providing surgical procedures for dozens of women and children, which saved lives and corrected severe physical abnormalities.
In 2017, over 3,300 people were treated during our medical mission trip with Hand of Hope.