The most vulnerable patients requiring medical help are unable to afford the cost due to poverty, and other associated factors. Often they have to make harsh choices – knowingly putting their health at risk because they cannot see their children go hungry. The cost of doctors’ fees, a course of drugs and transport to reach a health centre can be devastating, both for the individual and their relatives who need to care for them or help them reach and pay for treatment. In the worst cases, the burden of illness may mean that families sell their property, take children out of school to earn a living or even start begging, perpetuating a vicious cycle that leaves their medical needs unmet.
WorldShare supports the design and implementation of programs that respond to the health needs of the poor and marginalised. Better health is not only central to human happiness and well-being, it also makes an important contribution to community development.
We believe loving like Jesus means transforming the lives of those with severe medical needs.
Heal Africa is a beacon of hope in a region devastated by ongoing conflict and poverty. The Medical Mercy Fund covers medical and associated expenses such as transport for the most vulnerable patients of Heal Africa hospital, who frequently either live in remote areas or are internally displaced, and unable to afford medical care.
Heal Africa is a beacon of hope in a region devastated by ongoing conflict and poverty. It cares for many patients throughout the region, many of whom are facing extended periods of hospitalisation and debilitation. The Chaplaincy Support helps Heal Africa’s chaplains to provide spiritual assistance for the patients at Heal Africa hospital.
The Hohidiai hospital provides medical care for those unable to afford it in North Maluku, Indonesia. Through this project, a doctor will be trained to join the Hohidiai medical team in providing free medical care for disadvantaged members of the community. Medicines are also provided to those who would otherwise have been unable to access it due to lack of finances.
HIV/AIDS is a serious concern for many people in Uganda, and life is extremely difficult for those living with HIV as access to treatment is challenging. This project will provide five community education trainings on HIV/AIDS prevention, to high risk communities in which our partner Christian Fellowship Ministries operates. In addition, two mentoring groups will be established to provide mentoring and education to young people.