Access to Vital Supplies and Care Make an Impact on Survival in Africa
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. Medicines and medical services are often not available, or are too expensive for most people to afford.
Changing Lives by Providing Pharmaceuticals and Medical Care to the Most Vulnerable
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 supports transformative programs with clinics that provide medical services, pharmaceuticals and supplies that treat and prevent illness and medical conditions, and devices that improve quality of life.
Our mission in Liberia has a large clinic which provides a broad scope of services to their local community. Since its founding in 2014, this clinic has treated tens of thousands of patients including but not limited to illnesses like malaria, typhoid, crucial laboratory testing, and care services for expectant mothers, and injuries.
Additionally, we supply pharmaceuticals to clinics at our missions and to numerous other rural clinics who would not have the resources otherwise to obtain or purchase these critically needed drugs. These life saving medications are used to treat illnesses ranging from diarrhea to AIDS.
Amongst the critical medications our missions provide, Pastor Kasharu in Uganda is on track to treat 20,000 children this year with deworming medicine to eradicate parasitic worms that mercilessly take the childhood of African children leaving them malnourished and vulnerable to other illnesses and infections.
A grateful boy benefitting from the deworming program in Uganda.
Preventive and Corrective Supplies Improve Quality of Life
Simple solutions go a long way toward protecting children and their families from parasitic pests.
ICF distributes tens of thousands of treated mosquito nets to prevent the transmission of malaria as a first line of defense and the best method to ward off this disease.
Our missions also provide jigger eradication. Left untreated, jiggers (or Chigoe) are debilitating and can result in lesions, infections, and even death.
On a lighter note, many children and their families benefit from being equipped with corrective eyeglasses from our missions, enabling them to be more effective and productive at school, and work, and overall promoting greater participation and contribution to society.
Supporting Our Mission
Regular giving helps us support our missions to provide pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, and services to children and their families as well as 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. Please consider becoming a Hope Ambassador. I encourage you to visit our website www.icfaid.org or call our office at 920-729-5721 to learn about this important program.
Please know that 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
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