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 Grauer’s gorillas in the wild in east-central Africa with hands-on veterinary care. Cares for baby gorillas rescued from poachers. Trains young Africans in conservation. Conducts research on disease threats to gorillas.
Provides ultrasound and other radiology equipment as well as radiology education and training for medical staff in Tanzania to improve care for pregnant woman, cancer and cardiac patients, and others who would otherwise suffer needlessly.
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.
Transforms the lives of children born with clubfoot through low-cost, nonsurgical treatment, enabling them to live active, productive, and healthy lives. Reaching 24,000 children and counting, our vision is a world free from disability caused by clubfoot.
Provides quality, community-driven medical care and local development projects--particularly for women and children. Saves lives and transforms communities in Burundi, East Africa.
Strengthens communities by serving vulnerable children and families. We work with local partners in Sierra Leone, including Child Rescue Centre and Mercy Hospital, focusing on education, family stability, mother and infant mortality and child malnutrition.
Provides community-led economic, medical and psychological care for HIV/AIDS orphans in Swaziland, southern Africa. We are the only organization helping the neediest children throughout the country.
Empowers the future leaders of Africa through education and health care initiatives. Our programs teach children to read and provide health education and clean water to families.
Provides primary education to needy children in Ethiopia through schools that also serve their communities with programs focused on health, poverty reduction and gender inequality. Our state-of-the-art school is a model for other downtrodden areas.
Uses a community-driven approach to enable HIV-affected and other vulnerable African communities to meet their own needs and improve their own well-being through sustainable nutrition-based gardens and agriculture.
Restores and protects the health and dignity of the world's most vulnerable women and girls by healing and preventing devastating childbirth injuries through surgery, education & vocational skills, capacity building doctor training and community advocacy.
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 Sub Saharan Africa and the developing world by creating health clinics and providing preventative health education programs and community outreach. We provide medical mission opportunities for volunteers.
We are ending preventable deaths of women and children in Togo, West Africa, by creating a primary healthcare system that works for those who need it most. We do this by integrating high quality community health workers with high quality health centers.
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.
We are putting South Africa’s orphaned and vulnerable children on a pathway out of poverty by providing world-class household stability, education, and health support from cradle to career.
Works to holistically alleviate poverty, suffering and injustice in Africa and around the world through clean water, education, agribusiness, anti-trafficking, health and emergency relief initiatives.
Families that cook with free, no-emission solar energy breathe clean air, drink safe water, save money, save time and reduce carbon emissions for our planet. Solar cooking means healthy forests, fewer burns, healthier children—changing and saving lives.
Collaborates with partners in Mali, West Africa, in a sustainable approach to improve lives in the villages through medical aid, education, public health, micro-finance loans and clean water wells, while promoting friendship across cultures.
We provide life-saving medical and famine relief services to refugee populations within South Sudan.
Bridges the healthcare gap by distributing surplus medical supplies and equipment to underserved communities in Africa and emerging countries. Provides equipment ranging from hospital beds and ultrasound machines, to gloves, sutures and wound dressings.
Works to improve the literacy, health, and economic well-being of Maasai women in Kenya through scholarships for girls and community education.
Helps women with obstetric fistula, a wrenching childbirth injury that leaves over a million women incontinent and, too often, cast out from their communities. We provide life-transforming surgeries to end the suffering and restore women’s health.
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.
Develops and supports local leaders, catalyzes positive change and alleviates poverty in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Driven by local needs, our programs advance health, education, ethnic cooperation, gender equality and economic development.
Empowers South African women caring for orphaned and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in isolated areas through community-based health, education and development programs. Provides a proven path to well-being, dignity and a brighter future.
Transforming communities in rural eastern Uganda through education and healthcare via a model primary school for 350 students, educational support for 450 students in high school and beyond, and two health clinics serving 20,000+ patients per year.
For more than 110 years, we have helped people with leprosy and related diseases in Africa and around the world be restored to lives of dignity and hope. We work to cure and care for those affected and strive to end these devastating diseases in our time.
Empowers refugees, immigrants and other struggling communities in Uganda and the United States to break the cycle of poverty and the legacy of war through resettlement support, educational sponsorships, and financial assistance.
Focuses on helping young people engage in the fight against HIV/AIDS through HIV Awareness clubs implemented in African schools. Our work includes interventions designed to help girls and boys avoid at-risk behaviors and stop the transmission of HIV.
Helps children in Sub-Saharan Africa lead healthier, more productive lives. Our work supports education, health, early preparation against pandemics, safety, particularly for orphans and girls, who face greater risk for violence, neglect and illness.
Fights poverty in rural Ethiopia with a holistic approach to change. We apply 100% of donations directly to projects that lift up families and help create thriving communities. Since 2000, we have helped more than 5 million people change their lives.