Despite improvements in recent years, the health of the vast majority of Africans is still in jeopardy. The figures are sobering. Over half of the world’s out-of-school children (33 million) live in Africa. As of 2012, approximately 2.9 million children under 15 years old were living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. Pneumonia, malaria, and diarrhea account for 40% of all under-five deaths in Africa. In Africa, only 39% of the population uses an improved sanitation facility. And the average life expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa is a mere 51 years.
The major problem is a pervasive lack of access to primary health care. Lack of access to quality nutrition, clean water sources, and education are major obstacles to African children’s health and wellness, too.
This is where Save A Child International, a children’s charitable organization in Atlanta, Georgia, can help.
We aim to provide hope in an otherwise hopeless situation. We believe that every child deserves to have a good start in life and a positive environment that can help them reach their full potential.
YOU have the power to help us make a difference.
How Your Donation is Impacting the Community
When you donate, it is only natural for you to want to know where your donations go and how they are being used. At Save A Child International, we make sure that every donation we receive goes toward improving the lives of every African child that we can help. Throughout the years, donations and support from various sources have made a significant impact on the lives of African children, women, and families.
Here are some key statistics that you should know:
- Progress has been made in increasing the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV.
- Pediatric Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) coverage has increased (although, more progress is still needed).
- Drinking water coverage in Africa has increased from 56% in 1990 to 69% in 2012.
- Mortality rates among children below five years old decreased by 45% between 1990 and 2012.
- In the last decade, there has been a significant improvement in the use of insecticide-treated nets among children.
Your charitable donation in Georgia will go a long way toward helping African children, women, and families. With your continued support, we aim to help more children and help them live healthier, happier lives.