Africare/Liberia recently delivered a total of $180,000 in medical supplies to the two biggest hospitals in Bong County, Liberia.
Over 22 years in Liberia, Africare has used social and behavior change communication models to mobilize and work with more than 1,000 rural communities and villages. A critical aspect of these campaigns is ensuring that credible and respected community volunteers and community leaders are identified and trained to direct social mobilization efforts and provide education in their communities. This approach has been effective in overcoming the general population’s persistent denial of Ebola, a challenge that has fueled the spread of the disease.
President Yayi recognizes Africare for significantly reducing malaria infections and deaths among children under five years old
COTONOU, BENIN (October 2, 2014) – Children across the West African nation of Benin sleep safer at night and live healthier because a modest pilot program to decrease malaria-related deaths directed by Africare, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of people in Africa, delivered such outstanding results it was rapidly expanded to span the entire country.
Forty one years ago in the small town of Tikare, Burkina Faso, I woke up to my first day as a Peace Corps Volunteer to find a bucket of water outside my door. Since Tikare had no running water, that bucket of water generously provided by a twelve year old neighbor, Dabare Irenee was greatly appreciated. I had water to drink and to bathe and brush my teeth with.
As a Peace Corps Volunteer, I trained men (and one woman) how to dig water wells and how to shore up the wells' dirt walls with reinforced concrete to fully penetrate the ground water aquifer and to prevent deadly cave-ins.
Mr. and Mrs. Bonde live in Chivhaku village in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa: the region that is the world epicenter of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Every day, this family battles HIV/AIDS and its effects. Today, World AIDS Day 2007, Africare honors these parents as they care for the health and well being of two chronically-ill adult children and an extended family of five with assistance from Africare's Nutrition on Wheels Program.
CHIVHAKU, ZIMBABWE, December 1, 2007 - "I have a large family of nine," begins Mrs.
Africare's Male Empowerment Project in Zimbabwe is challenging traditional by increasing male involvement in home-based care services given to rural people living with AIDS. The project equips men with the training and support necessary to become effective secondary caregivers - encouraging a new generation of healthcare givers in Zimbabwe to be "man enough to care.
November, 2006-- Africare President Julius E. Coles traveled to Liberia late November to review Africare's program work in the Bong and Nimba Counties. His visit centered on the status and development of program sites whose focuses coincide with Africare's two principal initiatives on the continent: Health & HIV/AIDS and Food Security & Agricultural. The Improved Community Health Project (ICH) and the Food Support for Community Resettlement & Reintegration Project (CRR) were the highlighted projects on his trip.
In April 1994, genocide swept the nation of Rwanda. Africare had begun work 12 years prior to this period, developing communities and lending aid to refugees. And Africare remained in Rwanda after the conflict subsided, providing emergency health care and food to the victims of civil unrest.
Today, Rwanda's transition from crisis to recovery and development is incomplete.
Washington, D.C. (August 11, 2003) ... At a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, August 6, Julius E. Coles, President of Africare, expressed increased urgency about Ethiopia's worsening food and health crises. In the past months, 1.6 million additional Ethiopians have required urgent food assistance for survival, bringing the total number needing food aid to 12.6 million, roughly one in every five Ethiopians.