Medical Services Ensures the Optimal Health, Well-Being, and Development of All Children

Medical services for newborns and children under five are vital for early detection and intervention, immunizations, preventive care, treatment of illnesses and injuries, monitoring developmental milestones, and providing parental support and education.

–Abdul Kanu, Community Health Officer, Mattru Clinic, Bo, Sierra Leone

In Sub-Saharan Africa, medical services are often a matter of life and death, yet millions of people lack access to even the most basic healthcare.–World Bank

Engage Now Africa’s medical services program holds profound significance in safeguarding the health and well-being of vulnerable populations in Ghana, Ethiopia, and Sierra Leone. ENA’s resource interventions, coupled with our partnership with clinicians, hospitals, and ministries of Health, play a pivotal role in addressing pressing health needs among newborn babies and children under five, who are often the most susceptible to illnesses and diseases. By offering medical services, including vaccinations, screenings, and treatments, ENA not only alleviates the suffering of individual children but also contributes to the overall improvement of public health outcomes.

When necessary, partner with hospitals to perform surgeries that can't be accomplished otherwise.

Eyesight For Ethiopia

Urgo and Midesko (pictured above), a beautiful elderly couple from Bekejo, Ethiopia, have both suffered from blindness due to cataracts for over a decade. This sweet couple walked out of surgery hand-in-hand, anxious to see for the first time grandchildren they had lived with but never seen! 

In 2023, ENA, partnered with Adama Hospital Medical College in Ethiopia to address the critical issue of cataract blindness in the Aden and Liben regions of Debre Zeit. Our cataract program provides accessible and high-quality eye surgeries to underserved communities. Collaborating with local healthcare professionals and Adama Hospital, we offer comprehensive eye care services, including screenings, diagnostics, surgeries, and post-operative care. This integrated approach ensures that patients receive the necessary treatment and support as they regain their vision. By leveraging the expertise and resources of local and international partners, our eye program strives to reduce the burden of cataract blindness, and our teams work to build capacity within the local healthcare system, empowering communities to address eye health needs sustainably.

People who have received medical treatment

Cataract surgeries performed

People who have received medical treatment

Cataract surgeries performed

Increasing Childhood Survival Through Focused Medical Interventions

 

“The fate of a nation lies in the hands of its youngest citizens. Providing comprehensive medical care for children under five in Sub-Saharan Africa is a crucial step towards securing a brighter future for all.”

– Nelson Mandela

“With my new prosthetic eye, I have the confidence to engage and socialize with my peers at school without fear of mockery. I also hope to do better at school and concentrate without distractions. My family expresses immense gratitude towards Engage Now Africa and the Mattru Clinic for their generous support and contribution to providing me with the financial resources to for a new eye to see.”

Memunatu Humper, Age 12, Bo Sierra Leone

“My name is Mark, and I live with my single mother and three siblings since my father’s passing. Our livelihood revolves around my mother’s dedication to agriculture. Despite setbacks, such as having to halt my education at JSS 3 due to illness and foregoing treatment for my ailing leg, I’ve found solace and support through Engage Now Africa’s partnership with the government, ensuring access to medical care. Their assistance has been a beacon of hope during my darkest times, for which I am truly grateful.”

Mark, Age 21, Bo, Sierra Leone

Joseph lives with his family on the outskirts of Bo. As they were sleeping one evening, their house caught on fire, and Joseph burned over 80% of his body. ENA’s medical team is working diligently to provide the surgical support needed for his healing.

Joseph, Age 5, Bo, Sierra Leone

“With my new prosthetic eye, I have the confidence to engage and socialize with my peers at school without fear of mockery. I also hope to do better at school and concentrate without distractions. My family expresses immense gratitude towards Engage Now Africa and the Mattru Clinic for their generous support and contribution to providing me with the financial resources to for a new eye to see.”

Memunatu Humper

Age 12, Bo Sierra Leone

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