African Mission Healthcare is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the reach and quality of healthcare in Africa.
AMH operates in 9 African countries. It supported care for over 80,000 people across the continent in 2012 alone. Among other care centers, treatments funded through AMH are provided at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya, Arusha Lutheran Medical Center in Tanzania, and MSM Medical Center in Ethiopia.
AMH’s work has been noted for being rooted in values of sustainability, efficiency, accountability, and commitment to the poor. More information about AMH can be found on its website.
Constance is a nursery school teacher from Uganda. She has a neck disfigurement that affects her sleeping and causes headaches and swallowing problems. She has struggled with this condition for the past four years. She has tried managing the condition with medication. Constance was reviewed by our surgeon and diagnosed with goitre. She requires a thyroidectomy to correct the condition and was referred to Watsi for funding since she lacks finances to meet the cost of surgery. Constance is the firstborn child in her family and still supports her younger children through her nursery school teaching job. With limited income and numerous demand for money, she is not able to raise the funds needed. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Constance receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on January 22nd at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $240, and she and her family need help raising money. Constance says, ‘I hope all will be back to normal after my surgery.”
Dinah is an elderly woman from Uganda who is suffering from lower abdominal pain, headache and occasional vaginal bleeding. She was reviewed in our facility and diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia and a total hysterectomy surgery is advised. Previously, Dinah had been to several hospitals to no fruition of treatment. Her major concern was the required hospital fee. At our hospital, she was linked with our program for support with funding treatment. The 81-year old mother of 8 children lives at home relying on her children for upkeep. With the cost of surgery high, the family is not able to raise sufficient funds for Dinah's treatment. They appeal for help. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $208 to fund Dinah's surgery. On January 24th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Dinah will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Dinah says, “I expect to have a better health after my surgery.”
Ampaire is a nursing assistant from Uganda. She is married and a mother to one child after she lost one pregnancy. She earns a living through small scale farming as a well as working as a nursing assistant in a small clinic near to their home. Her husband is a bodaboda driver. Two years ago, Ampaire began to experience troubling symptoms, including difficulty breathing and neck disfigurement. She was diagnosed with a goiter, an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Ampaire receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on January 27th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $240, and she and her family need help raising money. Ampaire says, “I hope for good results out of my surgery, a better health and a living so that I can continue with my work as a nursing assistant.”
Nosiligi is a child from Tanzania. She is the seventh born child in a family of eight children. She has not been able to start school yet due to her left hand that was deformed after a fire accident when she was two years old. Her mother is scared that if she goes to school with how her hand is now she will be discriminated and made fun of by other children. Nosiligi’s mother is a widow since her father passed away when she was two years old due to illness. This left the mother with no one to help her look after the children. Her husband had left them with a few cattle and through that they are able to get a little milk to sell to supplement their income and do small-scale farming. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Nosiligi receive treatment. On January 31st, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her use her hand and hopefully join school with no fear of discrimination. Now, she needs help to fund this $832 procedure. Nosiligi’s mother says, “Please help my daughter. She is having challenges performing her daily activities.”
Bananuka is a driver from Uganda. He is a married father to four siblings whom are all still studying. His salary is the family’s only source of income. His wife is a domestic housewife and at time practices small-scale farming to help sustain the family. Bananuka presented with a superficial scalp mass for 21 years. It causes him headaches and he is not able to lift anything on his head. Bananuka traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On February 4th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Bananuka needs help to raise $187 to fund this procedure. Bananuka says, “I hope for the best out of my surgery and a happy new life after I have fully recovered.”
Jane works as a house help in western Kenya and has struggled with her hearing for the past 5 years. The hearing loss started when she had Quinine medication administered. The gradual hearing loss has affected her social lifestyle and most of the time she misses out on conversations. Jane has not been to any hospital previously. She was referred to our facility where an audiometry test was done and hearing loss diagnosis made. Her small income of $30 per month is all she earns to care for her late sister’s children. Jane requires $929 for the hearing aids. She appeals for financial assistance. Jane says, “My hope is to be able to socially converse with people without having to ask them to repeat what they said."
Kariyo is a farmer from Uganda. She is married and a mother to eight children who are all married and self-employed as small-scale farmers. Her husband is in his mid-eighties and he also practices small-scale farming. Since 20 years ago, Kariyo has been experiencing lower abdominal pain, dysuria and an abnormal vaginal discharge. She has been diagnosed with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $208 to fund Kariyo's surgery. On February 6th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Kariyo will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Kariyo says, “I hope that by your support, I will undergo my surgery and I will be fine.”
Rosemary is a housewife from Kenya. She is married with nine children. Her husband does not currently work, while she is a housewife and only sells vegetables to the neighbors. Their children could not get the needed education and so some are casual employees while others are struggling at home with the parents. Twenty years ago, Rosemary began to experience troubling symptoms, including persistent headaches and pain. She was diagnosed with a goiter, an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Rosemary receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on February 10th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $625, and she and her family need help raising money. “I was having pain but didn’t know what to do because of lack of money. I thank my neighbor who guided me here and hope you can help me to get surgery, so that I can continue to care for my family,” said Rosemary.
Peter is an eight-year-old boy from Kenya. He is outgoing and a bit cheeky. The family of six children relies on their mother’s limited income from peasant farming and their father’s goat slaughtering wage work he gets from time to time. Peter was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Peter has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Peter will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on February 17th. AMHF is requesting $535 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. “I want to be a driver when I grow up,” says Peter.
Bravel Paul is an 8-year-old student from Kenya. He likes playing football and watching cartoons. His family hails from Kajiado County. He is a class 1 pupil and likes reading books and other hobbies. His father is a caretaker for some houses, while his mother is a housewife. The family lives in a one-roomed rental house in Kitengela. Bravel has clubfoot of his right foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Bravel traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on February 24th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Bravel's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily and wear shoes. "I would like to see my son walking comfortably and therefore any assistance accorded to us will be highly appreciated," Bravel’s father told us.
Ndyanabo is a farmer from Uganda. He is a married father to two children: a daughter who is married and is a small-scale farmer and his son is also married and practices small-scale farming. Five years ago, Ndyanabo has had an inguinal hernia. This hernia causes him weakness and pain. Fortunately, on February 20th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Ndyanabo's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Ndyanabo says, “I hope all will be well after my surgery is done.”
Nabasa is a farmer from Uganda. He is married with five children, all in primary and secondary schools. Nabasa earns a living through practicing small-scale farming growing maize and beans mostly, along with his wife. Since one year ago, Nabasa has had an umbilical hernia. This hernia causes him an extended abdomen and pain. Fortunately, on February 20th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Nabasa's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Nabasa says, “I hope all for a better life after my surgery so as to continue with my farming.”