Why a Medical Clinic?

  • The average life span in Burundi is 41 years.

  • The average wage earner makes less than $1 per day and therefore does not have access to transportation.

  • There aren’t medical services available in the northern provinces of Burundi to those without readily available transportation.

  • One out of five children die before the age of 5.

  • 90 % of those who die from Malaria are young children. Malaria kills an African child every 30 seconds.

  • 80% of the world’s 40 million displaced persons are women and children.

  • Every minute, 1 woman dies in pregnancy or during childbirth – or an estimated 529,000 each year.

  • Almost half of all childbirth deliveries take place without the assistance of a trained midwife or medical personnel.

  • Of the over 20 million women with HIV/AIDS, 70% are between the ages of 15 and 25 years old.

  • Women and girls account for almost 60% of all HIV/AIDS cases.

    Treatment, prevention, and education is desperately needed for:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Malaria
  • Unclean Water
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid Fever
  • Tetanus
  • Tuberculosis
  • Measles
  • Poor hygiene and sanitation
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • High Rate of maternal death during child birth