African Development Trust is focused on developing sustainable healthcare and medical systems in sub-Saharan Africa that will save the lives of millions of adults and children living in extreme poverty. In the developed world it is easy to take our healthcare, maternal and neonatal services for granted but across sub-Saharan treatable sickness and preventable illness is continuing to kill children, adults and the elderly.
Every day nearly 19,000 children in Africa under the age of 5 die, so on average one in eleven children do not live to see their 5th birthday. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest infant mortality in the world, but many of these deaths are a result of preventable diseases, such as diarrhoea, malaria, pneumonia and malnutrition. With your support we can provide basic medical services, including immunisation and micronutrients, which will save the lives of thousands of children.
With the lack of education and inadequate medical care in many regions of Africa diseases often spread faster and cannot be treated adequately. Adults are often unable to provide for their families as they face a future full of medical challenges. Today life expectancy in Africa is decreasing and the numbers of orphans are increasing. Women in sub-Saharan Africa are 230 times more likely die during childbirth or pregnancy than women in North America and it is estimated that 25 million people are infected with HIV, which includes 2.9 million children. Many of these sick children have lost one or even both parents and they have been forced to live as orphans with HIV on the streets or have severe disabilities.
African Development Trust have been working hard over the last 14 years to prevent the spread of diseases like these and treat sufferers to give them a longer, healthier life with their children. Our specialised medical services and purpose-built centres focus on providing basic healthcare to the elderly, expectant mothers, children, disabled and the vulnerable in rural communities.
African Development Trust believes that good health and access to healthcare are fundamental human rights. We know that providing medical treatment will not only give them back their health and save their lives, but also will give them more of an opportunity to have a better future.
Every year we help improve the health of thousands of people living in extreme poverty across Africa. Alongside providing medical care, healthcare advice and support to existing local health services with medical equipment and ambulances we also focus on providing education to:
- parents and health workers on how to prevent malnutrition
- expectant mothers and new mothers on caring for themselves and their infants
- families and community leaders on the importance to clean, safe water and good hygiene practises to prevent the spread of disease
As a Muslim Charity in Africa we are committed to ensuring that all of your donations are spent according to Sharia Law. Our projects and programmes support all those in need and your Zakat and Sadaqah will be used to save the lives of communities who have been forgotten by the rest of the world.
“Whoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allah will remove from him one of the griefs of the Day of Judgment” [Saheeh Muslim]