Africa has 1 surgeon for
every 250,000 people
in rural areas, the ratio is
1 for every 2.5 million
Clubfeet corrected, Kenya
Our partner CURE-Kenya uses a community-based model to repair club feet for $115.
We sponsored partner WGM's cataract camps in South Sudan for less than $50/case.
Total surgeries sponsored
From plastic surgery in Tanzania to breast cancer in Kenya to fistula surgery in Nigeria.
Lack of safe anesthesia is a barrier to surgery. AMHF sponsors South Sudanese trainees.
surgery is the "neglected stepchild of global public health."
Drs. Paul Farmer and Jim Kim, Partners in Health.
Surgery accounts for 15% of life-years lost to disability.
Through the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) and government.
Each graduate will operate on 10-15K patients and consult on 100,000 more.
Trainees study for 3-5 years, work during this period, and receive tuition and stipend.
Per surgery enabled
Without these surgeons, equipment would not be used & patients would not receive care.
AMHF has sponsored surgery residents in Cameroon, Gabon, Malawi, and Uganda, and nurse anesthetists from South Sudan.
Operating theater renovation & back-up generator in Uganda,. Pediatric rehabilitaition center in Tanzania. X-ray machine for hospitals in Cameroon, Niger, and Kenya.
Direct sponsorship of surgeries and surgical safaris. Community and surgical care of clubfoot correction. General, orthopedic, obstetric / gynecologic & plastic surgery.
According to the New york times,
56 million in Africa need surgery now
akantambira had a safe c-section
20 year-old Akantambira from western Uganda had a high-risk pregnancy due to a small pelvis. Through AMHF partner Virika Hospital, Watsi donors allowed her to safely deliver a healthy baby. "I am the happiest person. I can't imagine all this money is going to be paid by someone I don't know.
7 year-old Linet fell in a ditch and broke her leg. It did not heal properly and Linet was confined to crutches. Watsi donors funded a procedure to correct the deformity and now she is on the mend.
kilai had his legs fixed in tanzania
17 year-old Kilai had been living with "knock knees"--a common problem in his home area. For $940, Watsi donors funded correction of his problem at a pediatric rehabilitation facility funded in part by AMHF.
Edward received jaw surgery
The 43 year-old man suffered a broken jaw during an attack. He could now swallow due to the pain. Nor could he afford surgery until Watsi's donors sponsored the procedure at AMHF partner Kijabe Hospital in Kenya.
Expressing joy after removal of eye patch. AMHF has sponsored 2000 cataract operations in South Sudan at less than $50 per eye.
Donations and inquiries:
(note new address)
African Mission Healthcare Foundation
PO Box 2236, Hicksville, NY 11802
AMHF is a registered 501(c)3 public charity (EIN 27-3663856). All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.