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:
Poor hygiene and sanitation
Sexually transmitted infections
High Rate of maternal death during child birth