HEAL Africa USA

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.

For decades the Democratic Republic of Congo has experienced extreme violence, mass population displacements, widespread rape, and a collapse of public health services.

HEAL Africa USA is part of an international effort to support HEAL Africa, an organization in eastern DRC that has worked for more than two decades to bring health and healing to vulnerable people, particularly women,  and communities suffering from the horrific effects of war and poverty. It was founded and is staffed by Congolese professionals whose approach integrates healthcare and community development.

heal-doctorsIn the eastern city of Goma, HEAL Africa supports a 155-bed hospital that provides general surgery, orthopedics, obstetrics and gynecology (including fistula repair), pediatrics and internal medicine. The hospital also serves as a center for research and training for doctors and other healthcare professionals.

Outside of Goma, HEAL Africa provides health services and other community-based development activities through a network of remote clinics and safe houses. Safe houses are havens for women who have experienced sexual and gender-based violence. In addition to medical care, women receive support needed to begin to reintegrate into society, including health education, law and justice training, spiritual counseling, and micro-loans and financial training. HEAL Africa helps their children who have had their educations interrupted find schools and learning opportunities.

Through its multidisciplinary approach, HEAL Africa is a leader in addressing the community-wide health, social, and economic issues associated with ongoing conflict and extreme poverty.

Contact Information

HEAL Africa USA
PO Box 545
Caledonia, MI 49316
USA
P: (269) 205-2010
E: contact-us@healafrica.org
www.healafrica.org

Financial Information

HEAL Africa USA, The is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. Click below to view our most recent independent audit and IRS Form 990.


Banner photo: Women who suffered from sexual and gender violence and then found healing and happiness thanks to HEAL Africa.
Photo: Doctors and other medical staff perform surgeries at the Goma hospital and in remote clinics throughout eastern DRC.

Donate Now to HEAL Africa USA

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Join us in bringing hope and healing in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo!

Here are examples of what your donation can provide.

  • $25 one mosquito net to prevent malaria and follow-up medical supervision.
  • $100 one month of primary school expenses for three children.
  • $200 a micro-grant and financial training for a person in extreme poverty.
  • $400 one month of training for a medical doctor in family medicine.
  • $500 the cost of major operation for one patient.
  • $1,000 anti-retroviral drugs for three HIV-positive children for one year.
  • $5,000 construction of a safe house and training center for women.

Volunteer Opportunities

We provide opportunities for medical and other professionals who wish to travel to Democratic Republic of Congo to teach, learn and serve. Priority is given to volunteers who have specialized skills, speak French or Swahili and who can stay for longer periods of time.

Volunteer

To donate to this member charity by check, please print our designation form and mail it with your check to

Aid for Africa
P.O. Box 8734
Topeka, KS 66608

Other Ways to Give

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