Assuring basic health infrastructure and supporting systems work effectively
Training, mentoring, and supervision of front-line health workers
Linking local communities to the health system
Wild4life's mission is to expand the reach of health services to underserved rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa. Partnering with local organizations and leadership, the Ministry of Health, and other NGOs providing health services, to establish a working rural health system. The focus is on building the basic physical infrastructure and human capacity necessary to deliver essential services.
Most people in sub-Saharan Africa live in rural areas, often remote, where even basic healthcare is unavailable or hard to reach. The few health facilities that are in these areas face dire shortages of equipment and trained health professionals. Typically, the problem is compounded by people living long distances from the available health resources. Rural communities in these regions are severely impacted by diseases such as HIV, TB, malaria, diarrhea, and childhood pneumonia. Wildlife has developed a model for an effective rural health system that has demonstrated dramatic improvements in health outcomes.