Saving Lives In Africa With Pharmaceuticals, Services, And Medical Supplies
The Harvard Medical Review estimates that more than 8 million people die each year from easily treatable medical issues. In Africa, treatable medical issues like diarrhea kills more than 2,000 children per day and malaria kills more than 400,000 people each year – the majority of which are under the age of 5.
ICF has been addressing this critical need by supplying pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and medical services to children and their families in rural Africa. Thanks to your generous contributions, ICF is able to support the following programs:
- Clinics – We support a large medical clinic at our mission in Liberia. This clinic provides a full range of services to thousands of patients each year who would have no other option for medical care. These services are provided at little or no cost to the patient. The child in this picture was recently brought to the clinic unconscious and near death. Our doctor determined that he had malaria (suggesting a very high density of parasites). With loving care, medication, and a few prayers, this little boy made a full recovery.
- Pharmaceuticals – Medicine in Africa is in extremely short supply and too expensive for most of the people who desperately need it. During 2021, ICF provided over 3 million doses of medicines to our clinic and numerous other rural clinics who would not have the resources to purchase these critically needed supplies. These lifesaving medicines are used to treat illnesses ranging from diarrhea to malaria to AIDS.
- Mosquito Nets – We distribute tens of thousands of treated mosquito nets to children and their families to protect them from mosquitos which transmit malaria. This is considered the best method of preventing this deadly disease.
- Eyeglasses – Our missions provide corrective eyeglasses to children and their families allowing them to attend school, to work, and to participate in society.
- Deworming – Our missions provide deworming medicine to children. Our local missionary partners describe the problem with parasitic worms as “taking the childhood from our children” and leaving the children malnourished and vulnerable to other illnesses.
- Jigger Eradication – Our missions provide jigger eradication to children and their families. Left untreated jiggers (or Chigoe) are debilitating and can result in lesions, infections, and even death.
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Update on Girls College
One of our largest projects is the construction of a Girls college in Monrovia, Liberia which will provide free or subsidized education and training for young women in programs ranging from nursing to computer science to business administration. We are pleased to report that the construction of the Girls College in Monrovia continues to progress ahead of schedule. The first floor is largely complete, and the steel work is being installed to start the 2nd floor construction. Please visit our website for regular project updates on this exciting project which will change the lives of tens of thousands of young women in Liberia.
Together We Make A World of Difference
Regular giving helps us support struggling mothers and their children along with countless other programs promoting sustainable improvements in the lives of desperately poor children and their families. We call these donors Hope Ambassadors because they help ICF to provide hope to those who truly face life and death needs in Africa and India.
Every gift, no matter how large or small, is an answer to our prayers and an investment in the life of a child. From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your continued prayers and financial support.
Thank you and God Bless, Dr. David Bruenning Founder/Int’l Director
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