In Sub Saharan Africa, 22 million people live with HIV/AIDS, one child in five dies from malaria, one woman in sixteen dies during pregnancy or childbirth, and there are 750 thousand new cases of tuberculosis every year. Aid for Africa members are working to reduce HIV rates, protect mothers and children, provide medical supplies, and much more. Click on the highlighted letters in the alphabet below to view members working on these issues.
Saves endangered mountain and eastern lowland gorillas in the wild in east-central Africa with direct hands-on veterinary care. Cares for orphan gorillas. Trains veterinary students.
Provides medical education, training, equipment and care in East Africa. Supports radiology education and provides ultrasound and other radiology equipment for general, obstetrical, cardiac health.
Supports healthcare, education, community action, and leadership development, primarily in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, preventing and treating HIV, gender-based violence, illness, and infant mortality.
Transforming the lives of children born with clubfoot in Africa, and around the world, through low-cost, nonsurgical treatment, enabling them to live productive, healthy lives.
Rebuilding Liberia’s devastated healthcare system by training community-based health workers to provide professional care. This life-saving, innovative model of healthcare is rapidly expanding throughout Liberia.
Provides quality, community-driven medical care and local development projects--particularly for women and children. Saves lives and transforms communities in Burundi, East Africa.
Transforming children's lives in Sierra Leone, West Africa. Partners with local organizations to combat child labor, promote education, and reduce infant and mortality rates.
Provides community-led economic, medical and psychological care for HIV/AIDS orphans in Swaziland, southern Africa. The only organization helping the neediest children nationally.
Provides village-based health/education projects in Ghana, West Africa, so children can attend school, lead healthy lives. Our public preschools, playgrounds, health centers benefit whole villages.
Provides primary education to needy children in Ethiopia through schools that also serve community health needs, ultimately reducing poverty, AIDS, gender inequality, political oppression.
Provides access to nutrient-rich fruits/vegetables by creating sustainable gardens with partners at African hospitals, orphanages, schools. Works with HIV/AIDS populations to improve nutrition/health.
Heals and rebuilds the lives of African women suffering from obstetric fistula while increasing accessibility of obstetric care to improve childbirth safety and reproductive health.
Protects and cares for the most vulnerable refugees in Africa, ensuring forgotten victims of genocide, persecution, and atrocities are brought from danger to safety.
Empowers poor African children, women and families to escape poverty through community-based self-help programs that improve health, expand education, create businesses, and protect wildlife.
Provides medical relief to underserved children in Africa and developing countries worldwide via the establishment of pediatric health clinics and medical mission opportunities for volunteers.
Supports community-based health programs providing quality treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS in Togo, West Africa. Empowers local communities to establish and provide healthcare services.
Saving lives in Tanzania by partnering with local leadership to train and place healthcare workers, build collaborative networks, and optimize healthcare delivery.
Conducts HIV testing, prevention, and AIDS support in Ethiopia. Provides health, legal, housing, and social services to African immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers in the US.
Supporting health needs of children/families in Gabon, West Africa, at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital through medical fellowships and in villages through model healthcare program.
Helps South Africa's orphaned and vulnerable children access higher education and employment by providing world-class household stability, educational, and medical support from cradle to career.
Alleviates suffering and injustice in Africa and elsewhere through education, microfinance, and community health programs. Builds wells, provides HIV/AIDS education and orphan care, and works to prevent human trafficking.
Helps improve healthcare, education, and economic development in South Africa through partnerships with local communities and organizations. Focuses on the most vulnerable--women and children.
Helps people breathe cleaner air, drink safe water, avoid violence, and preserve environments in Africa and elsewhere by cooking with free, zero emission solar energy.
Provides medical services, supplies, health classes for women/children, clean water projects, and economic development, including microfinance loans, education, sustainable agriculture in Mali, West Africa.
Provides food, clothing, shelter, education, comfort to African children orphaned/affected by HIV/AIDS through grassroots organizations helping communities and families care for these vulnerable children.
Realizing the dream of John Dau--Lost Boy and genocide survivor--to provide healthcare in South Sudan. Builds/maintains medical clinics, trains community health workers.
Prevents mother-to-child HIV/AIDS transmission through innovative mentoring program. Saves lives, combats stigma, and empowers African women through comprehensive support for HIV-positive pregnant women/new mothers.
Provides technical assistance throughout Africa and other developing countries to improve maternal and child health, combat infectious diseases, and improve water and sanitation facilities.
Donates medical and surgical supplies and equipment to charitable medical care providers in Africa and other developing countries. Every $1 donation results in $2 worth of supplies.
Works to improve the literacy, health, and economic well-being of Maasai women in Kenya through scholarships for girls and community education.
Helps improve agriculture and health throughout Africa through the study of insects and natural processes. Promotes beekeeping and silk moth farms which provide incomes for poor families.
Helping women with obstetric fistula, a wrenching childbirth injury, through fistula repair, prevention, and educational programs--restoring women’s health and dignity throughout Africa and beyond.
Earth Institute works throughout Africa and worldwide to reduce poverty, disease, hunger, illiteracy, and environmental degradation through cross-cutting scientific research, education, and implementing practical solutions.
Helps women and children living in extreme poverty in rural Kenya to help themselves through high-impact, cost-effective health and education programs and small-business development.
Founded by a University of North Carolina graduate, US Marine. Supports sports programs, medical clinics, and girls' center in impoverished Kibera, Kenya. Named TIME magazine Hero of Global Health.
Supports community-based programs and women’s networks to help them better deliver life-affirming care for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
Provides education and healthcare to poor children in rural Uganda. Runs model school, supports 600 elementary, secondary, university students, and provides healthcare to a community of 10,000.
Cures and cares for people in Africa and around the world with leprosy and related diseases. Working to develop a vaccine to prevent leprosy.
Assists African refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers, and war and torture victims, particularly women and children in Uganda and the US, helping to restore their self-sufficiency, dignity, and respect.
Supports and educates children in Africa with HIV/AIDS, meeting their special needs and bringing joy to them and their families. Provides prevention education to youth.
Supports rural villages in Nigeria and Sierra Leone by surrounding children with care, learning, and training; free medical clinics for families; micro-loans for entrepreneurial women.
Takes an innovative and integrated approach to lifting families out of poverty in rural Ethiopia through community initiatives in clean water, education, healthcare, microfinance loans.