Increased Clinical Skills after Training and Mentoring
LEVERAGE = 3.40 X
Our funding contribution is multiplied over 3 times with matching funds from the Segal Family Foundation, donations of new medical equipment and funding for our biomedical program from the DAK Foundation and funding from the CRI Foundation supporting Community Health Worker Programs in underserved communities in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Properly staffed and well managed non-profit hospitals & clinics in sub-Saharan Africa often lack basic medical equipment (e.g.; a radiant warmer, incubator) - severely limiting their ability to improve health outcomes.
They are often unaware of how to procure quality medical equipment. They have limited or no funds to procure the needed equipment and they have no biomedical support to install, train or develop a biomedical program (i.e.; to sustain the equipment).
Medical staffs need training in neonatal & delivery protocols, general clinical training and standard operating procedures.
Failure by governments and Ministries of Health to establish functional community health systems require specific interventions and funding (Gaps Grants) to improve health outcomes