People in poor countries tend to have less access to health services than those in better-off countries, and within countries, the poor have less access to health services.
Our primary goal is to respond to medical and social emergencies with swift and direct interventions. We began our work in 1998 with the help of partner organizations such as the US-based Medical Mission International and Earthwide Surgical Foundation.
PROFOH is proud to have performed over 10,000 life–saving surgeries; immunized about 10,000 children against Polio; provided several communities with portable water and another 5,000 households from our safe water filters, awarded several scholarships and renovated public schools.
At the same time more than 1.2 million outpatients have benefited from clinical consultations and treatments in countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, Tobago, Mexico, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Kenya, Jamaica, Nepal, Ethiopia, etc.
Developing countries that lack basic education are vulnerable to disease, war, and environmental crises. Today there are more children out of school than there were in the last decade.
But Profoh is determined to make a change, a positive impact that reverses the current situation that deprived countries find themselves in today. As Nelson Mandela says, “Education” is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. When the people of a nation are educated, they would definitely carve ways to be self-sufficient.
An economically independent society is the stepping stone to combined productivity that leads to a economic growth of the nation on a whole.
Statistics reveal that if the mothers are educated, chances are that child mortality rates reduce by less than half. Profoh is determined to make a difference by helping to build strong education systems that will provide education to everyone and also help communities move towards peace and prosperity.
In spite of the remarkable progress of access to improved drinking water since 1990, significant disparities persist. 748 million people globally are still without access to potable water, 90 percent live in rural areas, and are being left behind in their countries’ progress.
For children, lack of access to safe water can be tragic. On average, nearly 1,000 of them die every day from diarrheal diseases linked to unsafe drinking water, poor sanitation, or poor hygiene.
For women and girls, collecting water cuts into time they can spend caring for families and study. In insecure areas, it also puts them at risk of violence and attack.
UNICEF estimates that in Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking to collect water. Our purpose is to create fresh potable water for that is accessible for all.