There is a critical gap in healthcare for school-aged children.
School children have the fewest touch points with the healthcare system of any age group. While program after program focuses on early childhood (under-5), the health needs of older children go critically overlooked. With nearly 50% of sub-Saharan Africa’s population under the age of 15, the well-being of kids today is essential for a thriving society tomorrow.
To keep kids healthy so that they can learn. In Zambia, we bridge the gap by providing healthcare for school-aged children where most already are —
Working with the government to implement school-based community health. We train select teachers as community health workers, harnessing technology and linking schools with the healthcare system