REMOVING THE BARRIERS TO CHRONIC DISEASE CARE.
Chronic disease is a fast-growing problem in sub-Saharan Africa and around the world, with related deaths expected to double by 2030. Rural populations of low socioeconomic status such as western Kenya face considerable challenges in chronic disease management – barriers we work to remove every day.
As part of our group savings and loan initiative, AMPATH healthcare workers educate group members on health behaviors and conduct screenings for diabetes and hypertension – helping them prioritize and afford the care they need. That kind of early intervention is critical to us being able to help patients manage diabetes, hypertension, mental health, chronic lung disease from indoor air pollution, and more at the AMPATH Chandaria Cancer and Chronic Diseases Center and its mobile extensions.
Patients screened for chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and mental illness
Patients enrolled in chronic disease care
Community health workers trained in providing care and education
AREAS OF FOCUS
YOUR GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.
Six months of medication to treat hypertension or diabetes
Six months of labs for an indigent patient with diabetes
Fuel-efficient cooking stoves for 8 households to prevent deadly indoor air pollution
Transportation for mental health nurses and psychiatrists to rural clinics offering mental health services